Blue Badge Application Process – Discussion with City of York Council

Posted: Tuesday 5 September 2023 | Louise Railton

Purpose At the request of York Disability Rights Forum (YDRF) and independent members of the community, CYC has arranged for a discussion about the experiences of disabled people applying for or renewing their blue badge.   Format The discussion will be hybrid both in the Hudson Room and online via Teams.  The link will be […]

Free Inclusive Led Rides

Posted: Monday 14 August 2023 | Louise Railton

Cycling is the ideal way to improve fitness levels, mental wellbeing and meet new people. Their aim as a charity is to encourage people to cycle for the wellbeing benefits and they hope these rides will give people more confidence to cycle and discover new routes. Bikes and helmets are available to borrow for free, […]

New Employment Programme For Blind and Partially Sighted Jobseekers Across Yorkshire and Humber

Posted: Thursday 13 April 2023 | Louise Railton

With funding from Thomas Pocklington Trust, MySight York is licensed to deliver the Works For Me employment programme in the Yorkshire and Humber area. This forms part of the national Works For Me programme set up by Thomas Pocklington Trust. Works For Me is a free service for blind and partially sighted people who are […]

[External Event] Coney Street Riverside – Helmsley Group To Host Accessibility Forum

Posted: Monday 3 April 2023 | Louise Railton

Open to all with Equality Act protected characteristics and specifically aimed at people who have physical, mobility, cognitive, sensory or neurodivergent, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or belief differences, the event invites attendees to review the masterplan and leave their feedback. There is also the opportunity to ask any questions to the […]

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 […]