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A tipi style marquee where the social will be held

June Social!

We want to meet you! As a result of covid, and us setting up in covid, we’ve only managed to meet a few of you in person. We’ve met most of you online and as the temperature (maybe) warms up and becomes more stable, we thought we’d schedule in a social event! When: 29th June, …

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A wheelchair adapted vehicle has it's rear open and a ramp down

The Advantages of Motor Vehicles for Disabled People (or why taking away our parking in city centres is disabling)

Thanks York Accessibility Action for this important post about why disabled people may need their vehicle, and how taking away parking is disabling us. Please note, you can download a longer version of this post. This post will offer a condensed version. In recent years we have seen an increasing number of local authorities explicitly …

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York Anti-racist Collective under a circle of empowered fists of a variety of skin tones

BAME? Disabled? Fancy getting creative this summer?

We are very excited to tell you about York Anti Racist Collective’s (YARC) Art Liberation Program, especially as they’re committed to making the workshops inclusive of disabled people! York Anti Racist Collective Art Liberation Program Starting Summer 2022, the program will have workshops run by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME*) people for Black, Asian …

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Disabled is spelt out in letter tiles

Attitudes and assumptions about disability

There are a lot of negative assumptions in our society which are damanging to disabled people. Obviously these more negative assumptions affect people’s attitudes towards disabled people. But it has wider impacts on our lives; if you underestimate how many disabled people there are, you might not see the point in making your business accessible, …

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Hackney Cab on a quiet street

Taxis in York

We were recently asked how taxis in York work, or don’t work, for the disability community. This is what you told us. Primarily wheelchair users responded to us so the comments mainly reflect that experience. We are anecdotely aware that blind and visually impaired people find taxis very useful. There was one good experience reported: …

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