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Every On Wednesday at 2:30 PM ET, folks from the IDRC, Fluid community, and others get the inclusive design community gathers together to learn and chat about some introductory topics as a form of knowledge sharing. Users who are remote typically join via Vidyodiscuss various topics. The community workshops provide the inclusive design community an opportunity for engaging with a broader community to spur our creative processes with topics that may align with our projects, be lateral with, or challenge our ideas by providing alternative perspectives. It also provides the opportunity to make connections with the work of those in the broader community.

To join the conversation please login to come to the IDRC office in Toronto or remotely through our Vidyo conference in the fluid_standup room. You may need to install the Vidyo app on your computer or portable device before joining.





Links / Notes
Infusion 2.x ( new features, best practices)AntranigSeptember 16


  1. When to use context awareness vs some other framework features.
  2. How to add context awareness to a component that didn't previously support it. E.g. for testing purposes. (maybe i want to swap the TTS component for the mock in the test).
Intro to StatisticsKevinSeptember 23 P4A EconomicsKevinSeptember 30 a11y AssessmentLisaOctober 7 Design ChallengeJustinOctober 14 TBD October 21 Canine Therapy for Literacy DevelopmentSueOctober 28 

October 9

October 16

October 23

October 30


Workshops from previous years can be seen on the Previous Community Workshop Topics page. Video recordings may not have captions. If you would like to contribute to captioning any of the videos, please reach out to us through the fluid-work mailing list.




Links / Notes

Learning CirclesGrif PetersonSeptember 25


Meeting Notes

C2LC co-design recapSepideh, Crystal, KendraAugust 7


Video Recording

"Big Data" and "AI" for Africa's Voices Foundation

Luke ChurchJuly 31

Africa’s Voices Foundation

ILDH design refresh critiqueCaren WatkinsJuly 24

Video Recording

Presentation Slides

Video: Graphic MeansLisaJuly 17Website
Accessibility at TPLWinona McMorrowMay 22Video Recording
Feedback for upcoming co-design sessionAmple LabsMay 15


Video Recording

Presentation Slides

Clinic for Open Source ArtsChristopher Coleman
April 24

Clinic for Open Source Arts

Video Recording

Various topics relating to inclusive design and design managementJohan VerstraeteApril 3

Video Recording

Presentation Slides

National Young Farmers Coalition beta appLindsey Lusher Shute, Michael Parker, Dan StoneMarch 27

Meeting notes

Video Recording

Beverley School staff visit to IDRC
March 20
More than a feeling? Scientific evidence on perceiving music through a sense of touch. Sean GilmoreMar 13

Meeting notes

Video Recording

CBC digital documentary series Red ButtonJonathan JudeMar 6

Meeting notes

Video Recording

Creative AmnestyClaudia McKoyFeb 20

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Chronopoetical Systems of Sounding Vision, All at Once: a residency at Signal CultureColin ClarkFeb 13

Meeting Notes

Video recording

Ample Labs: Using technology to empower individuals experiencing homelessness.Cheryl Li, CG Chen, Matt WongJan 23

Meeting Notes

Ample Labs

Video recording

Presentation slides

Ontario Standard Form Lease Redesign

Francesca (Law & Design Colab)Jan 16

Meeting Notes

Video recording

GSoC 2019 BrainstormingAlan, Cindy

Jan 9

Google Summer of Code 2019 with the Fluid Project

Meeting Notes

Suggested Future topics



Agile development: planning

Assistive Technology demos from actual users
Teacher to talk about education plans (EP)Guest?
Students with learning disabilities to talk about their experiencesGuest?
People working with students on mindfulness and mental healthGuest?
Talk to people who teach children to program
Lighthouse Labs?
Someone from able gamers to talk about how people with various disabilities interact with gamesGuest?
People working with young adults with autismGuest?
Rose? How people engage in social connections and relationshipsGuest?
Empathy Toy

Engage with OCAD students to talk about their projects and/or areas of study. ( MDes and others)Guest?
Introduction on Design PrinciplesDesign Team
Introduction to ProgrammingAlan
Music TherapyTheresa
Someone who has developed software for older adults


Someone who works with brain sensing tech

Someone to talk about

entrepreneurs ship

entrepreneurship and marketing ( how to reach people to use our software and services e.g. P4A, Outside-in, hack-a-thons, etc.)

Latest A11y models and principles to follow, and language to use ( e.g. things that the MDes students are taught )Jutta?
Accessibility in the Toronto Public LibraryGuest?

Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing (Monthly)

  • Minecraft (led by: Michelle and other)
  • Sound Shapes ( Shaw Han??? )
  • IFTT (Jon)
  • etc

Offsite Visit: LocationTopicContact
  BluedotDesign practices and considerations 

Yura Zenevich

Underground Hack Lab?

Blooorview Research Institute
 Toronto Rehabilitation Institute



IDI Partners (e.g. UofT, Ryerson, etc)

KidsLearningCode/GirlsLearningCodeTeaching children to program
Kathryn Barrett
Centre for Social InnovationEntrepreneurship and marketingAdil DhallaCognitive Aging Lab (Ryerson)Designing for older adults ( ? )Sara Gallant

Workshops from previous years can be seen on the Previous Community
Challenges / Hack Session /




Topics page.




Links / Notes

Community Meeting Brainstorming


September 2

 Ansible playbooks and rolesGiovanni, AlanAugust 26 Introduction to Lisp and programs as dataSimonAugust 19 

Design Critique - Aftercare mobile app

KayeAugust 12New user flow -

Dashboard -

Unhangout projectKatherine / SrishtiAugust 5UhangoutILDH - TestingJonJuly 29Mapathon - axsmapDavid PereyraJuly 22 


Intro to InfusionAntranig / ColinJuly 8 Self Voicing - features, interaction with screen readers (e.g. First Discovery Tool run with a screen reader also running).GroupJune 24 

AHA - Mapathon /

Audio on the web and Flocking

David /


June 17



Establishing a criteria for evaluating command line a11y assessment tools

AvtarJune 10Projects that we might want to look at for reference:

Inclusive Branding /

UIO Mobile /

UIO a11y Review

Feriyal /

Group /


May 20Sustainable Inclusive BrandingAnsible, Vagrant, and youAvtarMay 13Documentation and examples'AccessMakers' prototype inclusive design workshopJohn Willis (from the MDes program)May 6PresentationP4A review followupColinApr 29 Infusion Framework changesBosmon

Apr 22

Channel Log

Pull Request

Docs Pull Request

Infusion-docs site QAAnastasia / SimonApr 15

Pirate Pad

Infusion Documentation Testing April 15, 2015

ErgonomicsJuliaApr 8 TTS in Infusion / Infusion-docsJustin / AnastasiaApr 1

Text To Speech

Infusion Docs  

Sonification Brainstorming - Pie ChartsLisa / SepidehMar 25 Mobile a11yYuraMar 18 primer/introgroupMar 11 http://eloquentjavascript.netOutside-in / P4ASamFeb 25 Accessible Assessment DiscussionSepidehFeb 18

Workshop Presentation: Accessible Standardized Testing

Wiki Page: Standardized Testing

GSoC 2015 project brainstormingJustinFeb 11Google Summer of Code 2015 with the Fluid ProjectSonificationLisaFeb 4 DSpace BrainstormGroupJan 28Developer Space Whiteboard notesAT demosJulia / BertJan 21 P4A DesignsSepideh / LisaJan 14Workshop.pdfVidyo APIET GroupJan 7 




Check out the Meetings page for more reoccurring events.

Check out the Collaborate page for more ways to get involved!