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York Disability Week 2020 - Promoting an equal, inclusive and accessible York.

Saturday 28 November 2020, 9.00AM to 5th of December


A week-long programme of exciting events in York from 28th November to 5th December around the United Nations International Day of People with Disabilities on 3rd December.  There’s something of interest for both adults and families – disabled and non-disabled – and almost all are FREE. So plenty of chances to learn, debate and have fun!

Given the Covid19 pandemic, most events this year are online but the organisers have tried to make them as accessible as possible.  Many events will use subtitles and BSL interpreters and anyone who needs any additional support to take part is encouraged to contact us or the organisers beforehand.

The fifteen events offer the chance to learn more, to debate and to have fun!  There are talks, panel discussions, bingo, a cookery demonstration for people with sight loss, a quiz on eye health, art exhibitions, a virtual drop-in with City of York Council Adult Social Care team and more. 

There will be a talk on how to find employment as a chronically ill or disabled young adult; an interview with a visually impaired ex-York student, Charlotte Eliis, who went on to become a world champion marathon runner; and an introduction to Signalong, a sign supported communication system. 

York Explore are putting on two events – a talk by Ellen Clifford, author of the much-acclaimed book ‘The War on Disabled People’ and a fascinating look into the ‘Unlikely History of Disability Arts’. 

York’s new Disability Rights Forum will be holding its first meeting at which it will present the results from its recent survey of what disabled people and their allies in York consider their most pressing issues.

Another highlight will be the chance to attend a ‘Grease The Musical’ singalong!

The programme is supported by York Human Rights City Network and is put together by local disability organisations and individuals.

Please view the Complete Programme giving you full details of the event, including how to book, or please visit:

For a printed copy please call 01904 702060 or write to the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, 6 Innovation Close, York YO10 5ZF (highlighting York Disability Week on the envelope) 


Location: Online

Admission: FREE