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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 Vidyo.discuss 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 our Vidyo conference in the fluid_standup room. You may need to install the Vidyo app on your computer or portable device before joiningcome to the IDRC office in Toronto or remotely through Zoom.





Links / Notes
Accessible lightbulb socket projectPhilippeNovember 11 Cancelled due to Open Ed. Conference November 18 Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: Smalltalk and the Ideas of Alan KaySimonNovember 25 Intro to Statistics KevinDecember 2 Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: Super Mario MakerSimonDecember 9 Cancelled due to holiday celebration December 16 Cancelled due to winter break December 23 




Links / NotesCancelled January 6 GSoC 2016 project brainstormingJustinJanuary 13


TBA January 20 TBA January 27 
Assessment ProcessLorna LoFebruary 26

March 4

March 11

March 18

March 25


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
Skills Development: Accessible web design, implementation, and validation tools and techniquesJon HungFebruary 19



Notes (Google doc)

Making OCAD You - PassportIDRCFebruary 12
  • Local only
  • Special time (2 - 3pm)
Discussion about IrisbondEduardo JaureguiFebruary 5Irisbond
Kindle AccessibilityJoAnna HuntJanuary 28Special date and time (10am ET)
Machine Learning: What it can and can't do

Ted Thompson

January 22

Meeting Notes


Video Recording

Google Summer of Code 2020 planning & brainstorming
January 8Google Summer of Code 2020 with the Fluid Project

Suggested Future topics



Agile development: planning

Assistive Technology demos from actual usersGuest?
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 TeamIntroduction 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)
  • Self (led by: Antranig / TBA)
  • Logo (led by: Antranig and Michelle)
    • Sound Shapes ( Shaw Han??? )
    • IFTT (Jon)
    • etc

    Skills Development workshops (Monthly?) Below are some examples of topics that could be covered.

    • Refreshers (e.g. using ARIA)
    • best practices
    • using new features (e.g. new CSS, HTML, JS)
    • new frameworks
    • new tools
    • design techniques
    • etc.

    BluedotDesign practices and considerations STEAMLabs  
    Offsite Visit: LocationTopicContact

    Yura Zenevich

    Underground Hack Lab?

    Blooorview Research Institute
      Toronto Rehabilitation Institute



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

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

    Challenges / Hack Session / WorkshopFacilitator




    Workshops from previous years can be seen on the Previous Community Workshop Topics page.




    Links / Notes

    Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: HyperCardDana / Charles SilvermanNovember 4

    Video Recording

     Hypercard, Hypertext and User as Designer/Programmer

    Canine Therapy for Literacy DevelopmentSueOctober 28 
    Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: Bret VictorColinOctober 21

    a11y AssessmentLisaOctober 7 A11y Assessment .pptx
    Design ChallengeJustinSeptember 23Design Challenge - Distracted Driving.pdf
    Infusion 2.x ( new features, best practices)AntranigSeptember 16

    What's New in Infusion 2.0

    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 5Unhangout
    ILDH - TestingJonJuly 29
    Mapathon - axsmapDavid PereyraJuly 22 


    Intro to InfusionAntranig / ColinJuly 8

    Wiki: What is Infusion

    Etherpad: Infusion_Community_Meeting_8-7-15

    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 Branding
    Ansible, Vagrant, and youAvtarMay 13Documentation and examples
    'AccessMakers' prototype inclusive design workshopJohn Willis (from the MDes program)May 6Presentation
    P4A 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
    Javascript primer/introgroupMar 11
    Outside-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 Project
    SonificationLisaFeb 4 
    DSpace BrainstormGroupJan 28Developer Space Whiteboard notes
    AT demosJulia / BertJan 21 
    P4A DesignsSepideh / LisaJan 14Workshop.pdf
    Vidyo APIET GroupJan 7 




    Check out the Meetings page for more reoccurring events.

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