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Accessibility and You – Take part in AccessAble’s survey

Posted: Tuesday 16 April 2024 | Louise Railton

Providing this information helps to ‘take the chance out of going out’ for disabled people, who can use these Detailed Access Guides to assess whether a venue they would like to visit is suitable for their access needs. A study AccessAble conducted in 2018 highlighted the major accessibility gap for disabled people in the UK. […]

Community Connect – Blind Golf – Have A Go Days

Posted: Monday 26 February 2024 | Louise Railton

As a part of the Community Connect project, England and Wales Blind Golf are collaborating with MySight York and City of York Council, to run some Have A Go Days throughout the year at local driving ranges with tuition included for all ages. Golf is a great way for families to share quality time together, […]

Help University of York to estimate the value of creative audio description!

Posted: Tuesday 9 January 2024 | Louise Railton

They are looking for typically developing children and teenagers who are blind or have residual vision, willing to take part in a study involving watching a video animation and a short interview. Total estimated time: 30 min. Meetings (at your convenience) will happen in the UoY School of Arts and Creative Technologies, Heslington, York, or […]

MySight York’s Urgent Appeal This Christmas

Posted: Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Louise Railton

We are asking members, their friends and relatives if they can give a one-off gift this Christmas? Or could you become a supporter, giving a regular amount each month? £100 provides a volunteer befriender to someone living with sight loss for all of 2024. £50 covers an appointment at our Equipment and Information Centre, where […]

Joint Letter to the Chancellor on the Cost of Living for Disabled People

Posted: Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Louise Railton

15 November 2023   Dear Chancellor of the Exchequer, Joint letter from the disability sector calling for urgent support with the cost of living for disabled people. We are a group of 75 national and regional disability and sight loss charities united in our mission to support disabled people, and people with long term conditions. […]

[External Event] Film Accessibility through Sound Design: a panel discussion with filmmakers

Posted: Thursday 19 October 2023 | Louise Railton

Filmmakers Joseph Inman and Samantha Moore will join Prof Mariana Lopez from the Schools of Arts and Creative Technologies to explore the implementation of accessibility for visually impaired film audiences through sound design in their productions. The panel will share insights into working with the Enhanced Audio Description (EAD) methods.   Joseph Inman, a film […]

Could you be one of our fabulous befrienders?

Posted: Thursday 5 October 2023 | Louise Railton

Both clients and volunteers greatly benefit from our befriending services, one client saying ‘my volunteer has cut the loneliness out of my life’. You will need to be a good listener, non-judgemental and have an understanding of how to deal with confidential information. All volunteers need to be over 18, undergo a DBS check and […]

MySight York Wins Award For Sensory Storytelling Project

Posted: Monday 2 October 2023 | Louise Railton

Parents of children with sight loss told us they wanted their children to enjoy stories with others to build a strong foundation for their literacy. The sensory storytelling project means children with sight loss and their siblings can access inspiring and accessible story times at their local libraries.   “After my son experienced the sensory […]

Exciting News: MySight York has been Shortlisted for a Visionary Award

Posted: Tuesday 12 September 2023 | Louise Railton

MySight York partnered with Explore York (Libraries), ToyLikeMe and York Specialist Teaching Team to develop specialist sensory story sacks which contain themed stories, tactile books and items/props that bring the books to life through all the senses. “After my son experienced the sensory storytelling session, both the story and the Explore York library took on […]

Join a Campaigning Group of 18 to 27 year olds – Organised by RNIB

Posted: | Louise Railton

RNIB’s Policy and Campaigns team is hosting the next meeting of the campaign group for those aged from 18 to 27 and based in the North of England. The group will receive support, such as information, resources and training, to campaign locally and nationally on the issues that are important to them, with regular meetings […]