There are a range of services which have been setup in York to halp make the city more accessible to all visitors and residents. Despite the ancient nature of the city, there's still many places which are completely accessible. 


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Dial and Ride

Dial and Ride offers adapted vehicles to offer rides to people who have difficulty walking.

Accessable Access Guides

AccessAble provides accessibility information for over many venues in York.


Euan's Guide

Euan’s Guide provides travel information for people with mobility problems.

Public Toilets

York’s public toilets have facilities for disabled people. If the facilities are unattended you will need a RADAR key to access them, which can be obtained from the Visit York Information Centre. All disabled facilities are locked between 8pm and 8am. Keys cost £3.50 and you can get one if you show proof of disability, such as a blue badge or a letter from your doctor.


Shopmobility provides electric scooters, wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs for hire to enable people to enjoy the shops and attractions in the city of York.

Talking Signs

Talking signs automatically speak information to people who approach them carrying a small 'REACT' unit, helping people with visual impairments to know where they are in the city centre.

The signs can speak in one of four different languages - English, Urdu, Bengali and Gujarati.

The 'REACT' units are available from the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society.

York Wheels

York Wheels is a voluntary service for people who have trouble using public transport, available to people who live within the City of York Council area. Volunteer drivers, using their own cars, provide a service for a small charge. There are also two minibuses small groups can hire.

Know of any other accessability services in York?

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