Access Subgroup

The Access Subgroup meets monthly to discuss the current state of accessibility in York, including recent planning applications, access to the built environment of York (see City Centre Access), and other matters to make sure that disabled people are included in the life of the city. They also attend meetings on behalf of the YDRF, raising accessibility concerns with the Council, statutory and governing bodies, and other interested parties.

Who’s in the group?

The group is made up of YDRF members and allies who have the experience of a wide variety of access needs, including mobility needs, neurodiversity, chronic illness, visual difficulties, and sensory needs.

Our subgroup members are:

  • Amanda
  • Anne
  • Ashley
  • Diane
  • Dionne
  • Marilyn

What are we working on?

On behalf of the wider YDRF community, we have raised access issues on a number of projects, including:

  • Accessible toilets in the city
  • City Centre access
  • Haxby train station plans

We’ve also raised issues on a number of previous projects. We’ll be adding those here in time, but if you’d like to know about any specific projects.

How can I join?

If you’re interested in joining, make sure you’ve joined the YDRF either as a full member or an ally, and then email Marilyn at using the subject line “Access Subgroup.”