Disability

This page may help you find a service you need if you have a disability or want help accessing services.

The main index for disabled people on GOV.UK is a useful resource if you have a disability, and may be a good place to start.

Visual impairment

Browsealoud reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments.

Screenreader website - screenreader talking software for people with little or no sight. Screenreader is designed by blind people so they understand personally and professionally just how vital it is to be able to read and write again, fill in forms and keep up with the latest information.

Listening Books
Action for the Blind website
RNIB Website

Home adaptions

North Yorkshire County Council deliver the home adaptations service.
Home adaptations

Financial support

This section looks at the Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Incapacity Benefits and Tax Relief.

Financial Support and Information - GOV.UK website

Employment support

Includes information on grants and programmes aswell as looking for work.

Employment Scheme - GOV.UK website

Education

This section covers support at school, college and university aswell as disability rights in education.

Education - GOV.UK website
The North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board website

Transport and motoring

Offers information about public and community transport, vehicles and licences, the Blue Badge Scheme and more.

Transport - GOV.UK website
Blue Badge scheme
Selby Community Transport
Travel Passes and Tokens

Health and support

This area covers many topics of Health and Social Care and helps to provide as much detail as possible to assist with any needs and enquiries. The section includes Health Services, Social Care, Assistance Dogs and much more.

Social Care - NYCC website
DIAL UK website
Physical & Sensory Impairment - NYCC website
Guide Dogs
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Rights and obligations

Provides information on disabled peoples rights including the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), access to everyday services, going to court and the Mental Health Act.

Rights and Obligations - GOV.UK website