[Namron] Guild of Camillus de Lellis
Annais de Montgomerie
maleahladywait at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 26 22:00:42 PDT 2005
Again, really dead stinky smelly decaying
horse(reminds of a parrot skit I once saw on the
We in Namron have understood this to be a problem.
We have looked to find sites that are better
accessible for those with mobility problems.
We haven't been able to find any. I've looked. My
friends have looked. Many, many people in this Barony
and in the North have looked.
Now it's your turn. Put your money where your mouth
is. Find us a site that is better, that is ADA
compliant, that is reasonable in cost.
Until then we will just have to deal with what we
have. And those in wheelchairs or with mobility
problems, will have to make arrangements/bring support
staff/whatever needs to be done in order to attend.
That's just the way it is.
It's not a deliberate slight to keep those with
mobility issues away from the SCA. It's an
unfortunate issue that we must deal with every time
any event steward selects a site for an event.
--- Lisa <silvina at allegiance.tv> wrote:
> Annais.... Chass is not asking to be treated any
> differently than anyone
> else, what he is asking for is for people to think
> when they are choosing
> sites for events. Imagine needing to go to the
> bathroom to the point of
> bursting, and not being able to enter the bathroom,
> much less one of the
> stalls. Imagine wanting to attend feast but being
> unable to enter the
> building that feast is being held in. Imagine
> sitting in a chair and it
> starting to rain, which will short out hte only mode
> of mobility you have
> and having to sit in the rain until someone can FIND
> someone to help you get
> in your cabin because it has a stair and you can't
> get your chair into it
> without assistance. Imagine trying to go to an
> event and getting your only
> vehicle destroyed just trying to get into the site.
> These are NOT special
> considerations, they are common sense. As for the
> ADA issue, Corpora HAS
> made a ruling on it. the SCA is required to follow
> all the rules of the
> land... including and specifically citing the ADA.
> Now if the intent of
> choosing sites that are not accessible is an attempt
> to prevent those in
> wheelchairs from attending unless they wish to give
> up their attempts at
> independence, then continue to choose sites that are
> not accessible and that
> require those with disabilities to request
> assistance to do what able bodied
> people do on a daily basis without thought. If this
> is NOT the intent,
> which I hope is the case, then those who choose the
> sites need to do a
> little more research and educate themselves on what
> is and isn't accessible.
> Lady Elizabeta of Rundel
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