York Disability Week – Promoting an Equal, Inclusive and Accessible York

27 Nov to 4 Dec

Now in its fifth year, the twenty two events in York Disability Week offer something for people of all ages, disabled or not. Mainly led by disabled people and free to attend, some are online (or both online and in-person) and some are in-person only.

York Disability Week 2021 has the support of York Paralympian, Beth Moulam. Beth represented GB at Boccia at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Beth settled in York after moving to study in the city in 2013.

“The welcome, acceptance and on-going support that I received here in the city, as both a student and athlete, means I am now proud to call York my home. As a result, I am delighted

to support York Disability Week in promoting an equal, inclusive and accessible York for all.

I hope you will join me in celebrating York Disability Week.”

Beth Moulam, GB Paralympian and York Resident

The programme is packed with a broad range of activities, with events on disability rights and activism, music, culture and arts, disability in the workplace, higher education, city centre and community spaces, volunteering opportunities, and a chance to get together and socialise.

The week includes the fifteenth anniversary of United Nations International Day of Disabled People (3 December). It promotes disability rights and well-being in all spheres of society and development, including political, social, economic and cultural life (www.idpwd.org; www.ukdhm.org).

· If you want to find out more, or get a copy of the printed programme, contact details are: email: disability@yorkhumanrights.org; website: www.yorkdisabilityweek.org; tel: 01904 702060; facebook at @YorkDisabilityWeek.

· Printed copies of the programme are also available from the Visitor Information Centre (1 Museum Street)

· Making events accessible – if anyone needs additional support to take part, please contact the festival team using the methods above.

A picture of Beth Moulam, York Paralympian, in Tokyo ahead of this year’s Paralympic Games. She’s in her outfit for the opening ceremony

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