Colourful, Sparkly, Quirky home decor: animal throw pillows, fabric bunting, textile dolls, patchwork curtains and lots more for your own home or for gifts! All items are handmade in my little studio in the Shambles in York, UK and can be shipped worldwide. Specialising in creating custom pieces from rescued, up-cycled, reclaimed & repurposed textiles for special events – weddings, Read more…
Changing Lives York’s core client group are ex-rough sleepers and those at risk of sleeping rough – most of whom have complex issues primarily connected with drug and alcohol misuse and mental ill-health. Our work is aimed at reconnecting our clients with the opportunities that life offers and encouraging them to embrace and maximise them. Read more…
We match the skills and expertise of employers and their employees to community projects where they can have most impact. Our tried and tested programmes deliver tangible benefits for local people as well as workforce development opportunities for employers. Read more…
The breakfast centre providing for the homeless, unemployed, disadvantaged and lonely, by volunteers from local Churches. People from churches with their sleeves rolled up! f you are interested to know more about the local situation of homelessness, then the place to visit is Carecent where the full spectrum is seen. We are open six days a week (Mondays to Saturdays) Read more…
Refugee Action York (RAY) was founded in 2002 to challenge myths and misconceptions about refugees and asylum seekers and to raise awareness of the contribution refugees and asylum seekers make to our society. Read more…
We have five objectives.To provide a safe, non-judgemental environment for women. To promote equality and inclusion. To address social isolation and develop sustainable support networks for women. To improve well-being outcomes for children and families. To develop partnerships with statutory, voluntary and private sector services to meet the needs of women and the community. Read more…
The Avalon Group is an award-winning charity providing flexible person-centred care, support and companionship for everyday life, housing, learning and employment. We provide support to a wide range of individuals across the North of England. Our customers include older adults, people with dementia, physical, sensory or learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injuries, young people in transition and adults Read more…
The Hut York is a registered charity set up in 2011. It was created in response to an increasing need for day facilities in York. Since 2015 Emma has been our Service Manager, working alongside her is her team and a board of Trustees who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of Learning Disabilities and Mental Read more…
Our vision is to provide non-judgmental support and information to all women. Whatever their reason for seeking help we recognise that women face challenges in their lives that are distinct from those of men. Our services are tailored to support women to make the changes they need, at their own pace. Read more…
1 in every 700 babies is born with a cleft globally. Unfortunately, cleft treatment is out of reach for many of those in need around the world. Help provide a forever smile and second chance at life to a child living with an untreated cleft. Read more…
Join thousands of people across the UK transforming green spaces for nature and for people. Together we can improve the places that you live and tackle issues that matter to you. Join in, feel good. Read more…
Supporting women with emotional and mental health difficulties who need help, with one to one counselling when they need it, for as long as they need it, regardless of their financial circumstances. Read more…
We support anybody affected by dementia in North Yorkshire, whether they have dementia themselves or are directly involved in the care of someone with dementia. We can offer support pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis, and can increase or reduce our support depending on an individual’s needs. Read more…
Mainstay is a provider of mental health services, counselling, training, and support. Mainstay is a York based registered charity that was established in 1999. The organisation offers support to people who have a broad variety of mental health concerns. We provide a safe environment to access support and help to reduce isolation through a range of individual or group support Read more…
Pilot Theatre are an international touring theatre company based in York. We’re committed to creating high quality mid-scale theatre for younger audiences, and will be many people’s very first encounter with this form. We also make work outside of traditional theatre buildings, where our projects pursue a relationship with our audience that is often playful, interactive and participatory. We are Read more…
Nightline is a confidential listening, information and sexual health and sanitary supplies service, run by students for students. We are open from 8pm until 8am every night of the University of York term. Nightline is staffed each night by two trained volunteers. All of our volunteers are students of the University of York or York St John University, and include Read more…
We train hearing dogs who transform deaf people’s lives Hi, we’re Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. If you’ve come to this page you probably want to know a little bit more about what we do – and we’re really excited to tell you. There are lots of inspirational stories and photos on this site which you can explore at your Read more…
We’re a York-based mental health and wellbeing provider, supporting people who would benefit from expert therapy, assessment or support to improve their lives. We specialise in tailored care which is personalised and effective, providing: Psychological assessment and therapy services locally, regionally and nationally Neurodevelopmental assessment and therapy services for adults, children and young people, especially for Autism and ADHD Read more…
Restore is a Christian housing charity based in York. We provide accommodation and support for people from York who would otherwise be homeless. We work with people from all backgrounds, without discrimination or favour. We do this because the Bible calls us to pursue justice for those on the fringes of society. Read more…
Foundation has been working for over 30 years in the North of England building better lives.We believe in social justice, fairness and the right to belong. We support adults, young people and families, building on their strengths to make a lasting difference, empowering change and social inclusion. We work in partnership to deliver a broad range of innovative and professional Read more…
At Changing Lives we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 12,500 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives Read more…
Q is a culture, Q is a community, Q is diversity, Q is unconventional by design, Q is a way of life, QYork is home to QChurch as well as many varied expressions of the journey of life and faith. Read more…
Jessie’s Fund was established as a registered charity in 1995 and helps children with serious illness, complex needs, and communication difficulties through the therapeutic use of music. Music can provide a powerful and profound way in which children can express themselves and connect with the world around them. Our work covers all areas of the UK. We aim to: Read more…
International Service is a charity dedicated to achieving positive social change in communities around the world. By working alongside local partner organisations and harnessing the power of community and international volunteering, we tackle social justice challenges and the climate emergency in Europe and the Middle East. We started in 1953 when as part of the United Nations Association we sent Read more…
The Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP) is the professional association of psychotherapists trained at the Karuna Institute in Core Process Psychotherapy and also Mindfulness-based psychotherapists. ACPP is an organisational member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) of UKCP. Our full members are all accredited and registered with UKCP, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Read more…
The society was formed in 1822, when “natural philosopher” was the term used for a scientist, and our traditional name has been retained. We continue to pursue the aim of promoting the public understanding of science by providing a programme of lectures for the public, and activities for members, as well as awarding grants and prizes to qualifying organisations and Read more…
St. Leonard’s Hospice provides care and support for terminally ill people, and people with life limiting illnesses. And we’ve been doing it for more than 35 years. Our patients’ needs are our priority, and our care is designed to make the best of their lives. At our Hospice, at home, and in our community. Read more…
OCAY is a small local charity. We work to help people over the age of 50 by providing a free, confidential and independent advocacy service. With our support, the citizens we help report reduced feelings of loneliness and social isolation. Read more…
Big Futures Foundation helps kids build great lives. Life isn’t easy for many children. The pressures of a difficult personal or home life can make doing well at school feel like a big challenge. Without long term help and support it can be very difficult for a child to see how things can change for the better. Big Futures Foundation Read more…
The Carstairs Countryside Trust was established in 1989 to act as a rapid response mechanism to further the conservation of the countryside. Over two decades its trustees have played the leading voluntary role in the conservation of the Lower Derwent Valley straddling North and East Yorkshire as well as securing the future of more than 30 sites (approaching 1000 acres) Read more…
York Travellers Trust (YTT) is the longest running registered charity within the UK that works solely with Gypsy and Traveller Communities (GTC). Our work is concentrated in York and surrounding areas. Our charitable objectives say we want ‘to relieve the poverty and advance the education of the GTC and to preserve and protect the health of such persons’. But our Read more…
The Sheldon Memorial Trust carries on that work today by applying funds in the following areas: The award of essay prizes on subjects within the Charity’s objectives. The provision of financial assistance by way of grants or loans for publications or projects. A competition rewarding schools to explore their prehistoric local landscape. Organising lectures celebrating York’s history and heritage. Read more…
In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way. We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity. Read more…
We build rewarding futures through recognising people’s strengths, championing their voices and working in partnership to deliver excellent services. Foundation has been working for over 30 years in the North of England building better lives. We believe in social justice, fairness and the right to belong. Support to manage a tenancy, find a job, tackle addiction or improve relationships; we Read more…
Want to save energy when cooking? Using energy efficient appliances is one way to reduce carbon emissions (if one doesn’t have too many) but how about no or low cost solutions? All you need is a pillow or two Read more…
We are a small, independent, local charity. Over the last three decades we have raised more than £15 million to make a difference to the lives of local people affected by cancer. We provide practical help and support for patients and their families living with cancer in York, North and East Yorkshire. We fund vital research and education to prevent Read more…
World Medicine is a registered UK charity providing acupuncture to people around the world suffering the effects of trauma, disaster or poverty. World Medicine – Acupuncture in Action – offers humanitarian aid and training where it is most needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender in order to strengthen and support local communities. Read more…
The most important thing that you can do for YoYo is pray for us. The bible teaches that without the help of God, we can do nothing. Over the years that YoYo has been around, we have seen many answers to prayer, from new doors opening in schools to unexpected finances coming in just when most needed. Please continue to Read more…
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This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific
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alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website.
In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels;
descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups),
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Disability profiles supported in our website
Epilepsy Safe Mode: this profile enables people with epilepsy to use the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
Visually Impaired Mode: this mode adjusts the website for the convenience of users with visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
Cognitive Disability Mode: this mode provides different assistive options to help users with cognitive impairments such as Dyslexia, Autism, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.
ADHD Friendly Mode: this mode helps users with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders to read, browse, and focus on the main website elements more easily while significantly reducing distractions.
Blindness Mode: this mode configures the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is software for blind users that is installed on a computer and smartphone, and websites must be compatible with it.
Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired): this profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments
Font adjustments – users, can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
Color adjustments – users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different coloring options.
Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements only.
Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets users mute the entire website instantly.
Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
Additional functions – we provide users the option to change cursor color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other functions.
Browser and assistive technology compatibility
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
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