York Disability Week programme DIGITAL LR.pdf

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

27th November to 4th December 2021

In 1992, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3rd December as an annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It promotes the rights and well-being of people living with impairments in all spheres of society, and increases awareness of their situation in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. In other words, it promotes the social model of disability and recognises disability rights as human rights. Added to this has been the more recent development of Disability History Month which in the UK runs from mid November. A growing number of interested organisations and individuals have been coming together to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Disability History Month in York in recent years, supported by York Human Rights City Network. This brochure showcases some of the wide-ranging events that happened last year.

Tuesday 1st December 2020 - How To Find Employment As A Disabled Or Chronically Ill Young Adult

As requested, the recording is now up on YouTube and available to watch, with BSL interpretation. I pinned the BSL window which is why most of the recording is lovely Charlotte on screen rather than me, but that's my voice wittering away in the background...

Watch the video recording here:

Download the slides here:!Aht7vH-eUZrScX4MyGfGKsIxzSM?e=WsrHDA


Finding Accessible Work With A Chronic Illness:

How To Network Online:

Job Hunting As A Disabled Graduate:

Astriid Charity:

Business Disability Forum (For Employers):

Finding Inclusive Volunteering Opportunities:

Becoming A Chronically Ill Freelancer (My Story!):

5 Tips For Finding Flexible Work Opportunities (Video):

Working With A Chronic Illness (Weekly Vlog):

Georgia Vine's Blog:

Charlotte's SLT Blog:

Disability History Month 2020 - Access for Whom - Dr Ossie Stewart

York Disability Week 2020 - The Tactile Universe: Accessible astrophysics with the vision impaired community - Dr Nic Bonne, University of Portsmouth

Blind astronomer, Dr Nic Bonne, discusses growing up with a vision impairment, how this impacted his career, and how it has affected his lifelong fascination with astronomy, a traditionally visual science

York Disability Week 2020 - The Unlikely History of Disability Arts - Colin Hambrook, editor of Disability Arts Online, and Dave Lupton, aka Crippen, cartoonist and writer

The unlikely history of disability arts as described over a period of 40 years by those involved from the very beginning to the present time.

To the uninitiated, disability art conjures an image of a disabled person struggling to paint by clutching a paint brush between their teeth or toes. However, throughout the course of the disabled peoples’ struggle for equal rights, Disability Arts has played a vital role.

Whether through the medium of the protest song, the caustic wit of the cartoon or satirical performance, the disabled artist has been there alongside those who have taken their protest onto the streets. 25 years on from the inauguration of the Disability Discrimination Act, Colin Hambrook, editor of Disability Arts Online, and Dave Lupton, aka Crippen, cartoonist and writer, will take you on a journey through the archives with stories such as the disabled musicians who came together outside ITV headquarters to bring an end to Telethon; the performance artist who made headlines by hurling his artificial leg at a mountain of charity collection cans.

Hear the inspiring story of visually impaired marathon runner Charlotte Ellis as she discusses her remarkable sporting journey with Elly Fiorentini of BBC Radio York.

Charlotte will explain how she entered sport despite low expectations around sporting achievement for someone with sight loss and how the University of York was influential in her sporting career.

Visually impaired all her life, as a child Charlotte was discouraged from taking part in sport at school. However, she didn’t allow this to stop her and found alternative routes into sporting activity, including circus performing and self-defence. As a student at the University of York, she discovered trampolining, before being encouraged to take up running for the first time.

Another exciting challenge arose with a move to Triathlon, which led to world and European titles in 2010. But despite further success in Triathlon, Charlotte’s attention returned to running. Through hard work and dedication she qualified for the British Athletics team and a place in the World Para Athletics Marathon championships in 2020. Unfortunately the event was cancelled due to Covid-19.

York Disability Week 2020 - Eleanor Worthington Prize on Art and Disability Prize giving event

York Disability Week 2017 - Remembering Lynn Jeffries – Disability Rights Campaigner (1956-2014).

Made as part of York Disability Pride 2017 celebrations, this short film remembers Lynn Jeffries who played a key role in setting up York Independent Living Network ( Lynn Jeffries was a disability rights campaigner in York. She made a significant contribution to equality and inclusion work in the city. Lynn passed away aged 58 in August 2014. This film includes some memories from people who knew and worked with her.

Thanks to Ali Cowen, Marije Davidson, Keith Chapman, Rita Sanderson, Sian Balsom and Diane Roworth for sharing.

Music by the Karen Sheader band '08 Bar Room Bolloxs'.