Our York Sight Loss Council is launching soon, and we’re looking for new members!
If you are blind and partially sighted, live in York and interested in advocating for visually impaired people, we want to hear from you!
Why should I join?
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our monthly meetings will be held virtually for now. Be an advocate from your home and work with policy makers and local service providers to improve access for blind and partially sighted people in the area.
Iain Mitchell is the Engagement Manager for the York Sight Loss Council.
He has a visual impairment, caused by Albinism, Nystagmus and photo sensitivity.
“Sight Loss Councils are the only platform that I’m aware of, run purely by blind and partially sighted people. The councils address issues in their area and give visually impaired people a voice. That lived experience makes it unique. I’ve seen boardrooms and forums light up when someone stands up and talks about their lived experience. It opens doors.”
Find out more about Iain in his blog post “Don’t let your visual impairment stop you’”
Have your say
What are services like for you as a blind and partially sighted person living in York?
Let us know what issues we should be focusing on once we get up and running.