Office of the Accessibility Porter
|Unto the Populace of the East Kingdom, from
Alayne your Accessibility Porter, warm greetings!
Over the course of the Autumn, I will holding a series of Accessibility Hours at all the events I am attending, with the kind indulgence of wonderful Seneschales and Stewards.
Come by and chat regarding any accessibility questions or ideas you might have.
The Accessibility Office eventing schedule is:
7 September, John Barleycorn (Accessibility Hour was from 2-3pm) - DONE!
14 September, Battle of the Fiery Beast III: The Fall of Lilliput - DONE!
5 October, Coronation of Kenric II and Avelina II - DONE!
26 October, Novice Schola - DONE!
9 November, Bjorn’s Ceilidh - DONE!
16 November, Wear Schola - DONE!
14 December, Coill Tuar Yule Feast VI
*NEW* 4 January, EK 12th Night
*NEW* 23 November, East Kingdom Service University - Accessibility Classes with Lady Teresa Giani
Lady Teresa Giani will be at is the EK Service University on the 23rd. She is teaching 3 classes and 2 of them are accessibility related. 1. is how to serve by assisting with accessibility of a site or event, and the 2nd is about how you can still 'serve' even if you are disabled. 3rd class is about using your mundane work skills as service in the SCA and vice versa. (Which could be Accessibility related, if you can help build temporay ramps, or do sign. ~Alayne)
Accessibility Hour with Li!
*NEW* 18 January, Southern Region Scriptorium and Heraldic Symposium, Ding Li Ying, Southern Region Accessibility Porter Deputy
There will *NOT* be a Silent Heraldry track at Southern Region Scriptorium and Heraldic Symposium. http://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2555
We are looking to reschedule this at another event as soon as possible. Stay tuned!
All are welcome!
Fair Warning: I may try to get you to Do Stuff.
Yours in Service,
Silent Heralds! Pray heed the call for Assistance!
What is a Silent Herald?
A Silent Herald is someone who is willing to be a Sign Language Interpreter for SCA Courts.
Did you know that there was a badge for Silent Heralds?
There is! Sign Language Interpreters badge: The following badge associated with this name was registered in October of 1991 (via Laurel): Vert, in saltire two trumpets Or surmounted by a dexter hand appaumy argent. for Sign Language Interpreters registered to the Society
Heraldic Accessibility Request!
If you are, or are willing to act as a sign interpreter, please contact Alayne. This office would very much like to start a resource list for those needing auditory accessibility. Thank you!
The Responsibilities of the Accessibility Porter (from East Kingdom Law):
The Current Law on Page 12 of 16 of the .pdf East Kingdom Law http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/docs/EKLAW.pdf
Individual Duties of the Kingdom Officers
19. The Kingdom Accessibility Porter:
a. Encourages those groups and/or autocrats who consistently choose handicapped accessible sites, or
who try to make their sites more accessible.
b. Educates the populace of the East regarding the barriers that detract from the enjoyment of the
activities of the Kingdom by gentles with disabilities, or which prevent these gentles from attending
events at all.
c. Acts as a clearinghouse for information on disability access.
d. Acts as liaison between members of the populace with disabilities and autocrat staff of events, upon
e. Connects those who need special services with those who can provide them.
f. Devises new ways to make reasonable accommodations for gentles with disabilities.
g. Is responsible to the Kingdom Seneschal/e.
The Courtesy of AccessibilityCourtesy and Chivalry are the hallmarks of the Society for Creative Anachronism. One element of chivalry and courtesy is helping other SCAdians participate when physical limitations might otherwise impede them.
The job of the Office of the Accessibility Porter is to help and educate SCAdians in working around Accessibility and disability issues. The Accessibility Porter can help with questions such as:
Working together, we can assist each other to enjoy the SCA.
In fact, we already do it, when:
The Accessibility Porter's Office is here to provide resources to help those with issues and Seneschals, Autocrats and other SCAdians work together. Please contact me if you have questions! Just please place "AP" as well as the subject in the subject line so that I can get to your email quickly!
Mistress Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated on: November 15, 2013 [Anno Societatis XLVIII]
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