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York Disability Week

Thursday December 3rd is the United Nations International Day of People with Disabilities. And it just so happens that is the day the very first open meeting of the York Disability Rights Forum takes place.

Join the first open meeting of the Forum

Recently we asked Forum members to give their thoughts on the priorities for the disability community in York. This is your chance to discuss the findings and how, together, we can press for change where it’s needed. Come along if you want to share experiences and views with other disabled people and allies or if you want to get more actively involved in shaping Forum actions.

Whether you’re already a member or are thinking about joining the Forum, please come along and give your views.

Event details

Event title: What do disabled people want in York and how can we go about getting it?

What: A short presentation on the results of the Forum’s recent survey followed by discussion amongst attendees.

When: Thursday 3rd December 2020 from 13:00 to 15:00

Where: Online, via Zoom

Booking: Please book your free tickets through Eventbrite, or email events@ydrf.org.uk

Accessibility: Closed captioning available and BSL interpretation to be confirmed. If you would like to use closed captioning or BSL interpreting please email us as soon as possible at events@ydrf.org.uk. We will try our best but cannot guarantee provision.

The presentation by the Forum will be recorded and made available with captions afterwards. The discussions will not be recorded.

A week of disability events

Each year a group of individuals and organisations from across the city, supported by York Human Rights City Network, come together and volunteer their time to help organise York Disability Week.

The week-long programme of activities celebrates United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities in York. It promotes the human rights and well-being of people who identify as disabled or as having a disability in all spheres of society and increases awareness of their situation in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The programme includes:

  • talks,
  • workshops,
  • musical events,
  • creative events,
  • advice sessions,
  • exhibitions and much more.

To find out what’s going on throughout the week, please visit the York Disability Week website.