Why are Those Folks Flapping Their Hands in the Front of Court?
Suzanne de la Ferté
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
What do we need to do to incorporate Sign/Silent Heralds into our Courts and Events? Tips and hints from working with Royals and voice heralds to court prep and co-heralding court itself. Bonus information on how to best serve your deaf and hard of hearing community.
This class will be recorded.
Maestra Suzanne de la Ferté is the new Society Sign Herald deputy to Laurel Queen of Arms (as of December 2020). For those who do not know me, I reside in Atlantia, in the Canton of Charlesbury Crossing which is within the Barony of Sacred Stone (Marshville, North Carolina - just southeast of Charlotte). I moved to Atlantia this past November to join a wonderful local IT consulting firm. As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), I have been signing all my life, over 50 years, and was a professional interpreter for the deaf for several years after graduating from school. My grandparents, parents, and siblings are all Deaf. My husband, HL Angus de Botha, lost his hearing due to his military service. I have been doing sign heraldry and heraldic art for my entire SCA career (just shy of 25 years). I started out as Ansteorra 's first Silent Herald, then went on to be Calontir's first GoodHand Herald (kingdom sign herald). I continued silent heralding when we moved to Northshield and am now a sign/silent herald for the Kingdom of Atlantia. I am easiest to reach by email or Facebook messenger.