Disabilities and the SCA
In the past year I have had three folks approach me with similar experiences. Each was told that they would never become a peer (Knight, Laurel or Pelican) because of their disability. While I can understand that for a fighting peerage it may be daunting task, service and art peerages are an entirely different matter. Folks with disabilities may not be able to attend as many events but they can give back in many others ways.
The SCA is about being inclusionary. We must always strive for folks to feel welcome. Kind, supportive, encouraging words are cornerstones of the ideals to which we aspire.
Let’s try to live what we preach! Dis-ability is not In-ability.
Sir Modius von Mergentheim, OL, OP, WSA, Baron, Lion