York Disability Week

York Disability Week 2020 – Promoting and equal, inclusive and accessible York


The 2020 York Disability Week programme is now out! https://www.yorkhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/York-Disability-Week-programme-DIGITAL.pdf

And there’s also a ‘Programme at a Glance’ with all events on a single page – https://www.yorkhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Programme-at-a-glance-DIGITAL.pdf

With fifteen exciting events, there’s something for both adults and children, whether disabled or not!

Most events in our confirmed programme are online because of the Covid19 pandemic and the organisers have worked hard to make them as accessible as possible.  

We’ll also be advertising events through social media. You can also check out the dedicated website at www.yorkdisabilityweek.org/ 

If you’d like to get involved in planning future programmes, please send us an email.


We would love to hear from you if you or your organisation or group is planning any other events to celebrate Disability History Month (Nov-December) and/or York Disability Week (28th Nov to 5th Dec) which includes the UN International Day for People with Disabilities on 3rd December.  

The International Day for People with Disabilities 3rd December

Since the autumn of 2016, we have worked with a range of disability organisations, individuals and their allies in the city to  develop awareness of Disability History Month (November to December) and the UN International Day for People with Disabilities (3rd December).   The initiative has really gathered pace.  UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event, running since 2010, that works to create a platform for focus on the history of disabled peoples struggle for equality and human rights.  International Day of Disabled People is a day observed by the United Nations.  This started in 1992, by United Nations General Assembly resolution (47/3). Its aim is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of disabled people. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of disabled people in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The 2020 programme has received financial support from the  Joseph Rowntree Foundation and City of York Council.



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