Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Come to our many events, hub open days, groups and more! FREE technology help every first & third Tuesday of the month.

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Training

Training

Sensory awareness training and visual awareness training can greatly enhance your workforce and life. Join a session today!

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About Wilberforce Trust

About Wilberforce Trust

Yorsight & Yorsensory are part of The Wilberforce Trust - the oldest charity in York! Read about our services and roots.

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Winning combination: iPad Magnifier & Stand!

We had a visit today from Mary* who has a visual impairment and who was missing being able to easily read the TV Guide. She came to the Hub here at Wilberforce Trust for some advice on how could she still maintain her independence to be able to do that. “I’m so glad I’ve come in…

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Ring…. motion sensor doorbell

It’s Deaf Awareness Week and so to kick it off I’ve decided to share some technology information that may be useful. I’ve been trying out ‘doorbell’ technology as an alternative (or in addition to) a regular doorbell. There are also doorbells that are very loud, or that have flashing lights that are appropriate for use. A…

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Tinnitus Support: Friday 11th May

As part of the work that we do at The Wilberforce Trust, and through our Yorsensory service we run a Tinnitus Support Group. https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/york-tinnitus-support-group About the Support Group Where the group meets Yorsensory Wilberforce House 49 North Moor Road Huntington York YO32 9QN When the group meets Bi-monthly First meeting: Friday 11 May, 2-4pm Guest speaker: Colette Bunker,…

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NEW! Tech Fund, part of Access to Work

On April 27th it was announced at Naidex, Europe’s largest assistive technology conference that there will be a new technology access fund. This will be part of the Access to Work scheme. Access to Work provides financial support to ensure someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work and can cover assistive…

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Generous donation from Leeds Building Society

Christine Farion, Assistive Technology Adviser, from The Wilberforce Trust shows Natalie Metcalfe, Customer Service Advisor at Leeds Building Society’s York Branch, how technology can make a real difference. There is more information available at Leeds Building Society and an article appears on York Press. We were very fortunate to receive a generous donation to support our…

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Successful Launch!

On February 6th, we successfully launched our new service, the Sensory Van! This was an amazing day that was supported by the local community and we had The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Barbara Boyce to officially launch the service. The day was filled with great conversations about the need for sensory…