York Disability Week

York Disability Week 2021 – Promoting and equal, inclusive and accessible York


The Call for Events for the 2021 York Disability Week – 27th November to 4th December – is now out!

If you’d like to get involved in planning this year’s programme or in submitting an event please send us an email.


We would love to hear from you if you or your organisation or group is planning any  events to celebrate Disability History Month (Nov-December) and/or York Disability Week 2021 (27th Nov to 4th 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 2021 programme will receive financial support from the  Joseph Rowntree Foundation and City of York Council.



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