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MySight York Big Give Christmas Campaign

Posted: Monday 28 November 2022 | Louise Railton

For seven days, this campaign offers our supporters the opportunity to have their donation doubled! If you donate £10 to us, we receive an additional £10 from our generous pledgers, who have already agreed to support the campaign earlier this year. This total is then matched to ‘Champion Funding’. This means that your donations will […]

York Disability Week 2022

Posted: Monday 21 November 2022 | Louise Railton

The UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities is held on 3rd December each year, within Disability History Month. It promotes the human rights and well-being of people who identify as disabled or as having an impairment in all spheres of society and increases awareness of their situation in every aspect of political, social, economic […]

Reverse The Ban – Peaceful Protest – York – 20th October 2022

Posted: Monday 24 October 2022 | Louise Railton

Reverse The Ban York had organised the peaceful protest ahead of the full City of York Council meeting at the Guildhall. Disabled people and supporters (including some of our members and staff) braved the atrocious weather on Thursday evening to mount a peaceful protest. More than 2,700 handwritten postcards, collected by a coalition of 27 […]

Disability Pride Month – July 2022

Posted: Monday 18 July 2022 | Louise Railton

Disability Pride initially started as a day of celebration in 1990 in America. It was in the same year that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed. As time has gone on, the celebration of pride has progressed to a month, rather than just a day. The first celebration of Disability Pride Month was […]

Training opportunities

Posted: Friday 24 June 2022 | Barbara Fairs

We have training coming up in July to learn the basics of NVDA, free speech software for your computer at both York Explore and Acomb libraries. We are also running a new Living Well With Sight Loss course to provide help and information to anyone new to sight loss to develop daily living skills and […]

Glaucoma Patient Forum 22nd June 2022

Posted: Wednesday 8 June 2022 | Barbara Fairs

The forum is a chance for glaucoma patients to meet and is supported by eye clinic staff and representatives of sight loss charities. You can find out about the condition itself, get support with medication and eye drops and find out about support available locally and nationally. Light refreshments will be available. If you would […]

York Sight Loss Council, VI Forum presents – Let’s Get Active, Exercise for Mind and Body

Posted: Thursday 5 May 2022 | Louise Railton

Friday 13th May 11am – 1pm, Revolution Coney Street York   Speakers include Martin Symcox (TPT), Phillipa Bas (British Blind Sport), Vicky Smith (MySight York), and Roy Turnham (a blind England International Football player). Others to be announced.   Since lock down opportunities to meet and socialise has become a challenge as many blind and […]

Become a MySight York Roving Reporter

Posted: Tuesday 3 May 2022 | Louise Railton

Willing Rovers will offer their time to be trained and equip to audio record different experiences in an around York on an array of topics and venues. Audio pieces will be mixed and mastered with complimentary sound and music to add a creative flare to the listening experience.   What are the benefits to being […]

MySight York Impact Report 2020/21 published

Posted: Tuesday 3 August 2021 | Deborah Cairns

Honorary Treasurer required

Posted: Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Deborah Cairns

We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking Honorary Treasurer, someone who shares our vision and values, and who has the right skills and experience to support our financial decision-making. For more information, see our Vacancies page.