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Community meeting/workshop schedule


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 Vidyodiscussion 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
Inclusive Statistics continuedKevinDecember 9Inclusive Statistics.pptxCancelled due to holiday celebration December 16 Cancelled due to winter break December 23 
Video: Graphic MeansLisaJuly 17
ILDH design refresh critiqueCaren WatkinsJuly 24

July 31

August 7

August 14


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

Cancelled January 6 GSoC 2016 project brainstormingJustinJanuary 13


Communication in Open Source CommunitiesJustin / MichelleJanuary 20 Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: Super Mario MakerSimonJanuary 27 TBA February 3 

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 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

    Offsite Visit: LocationTopicContact
      BluedotDesign practices and considerations STEAMLabs  

    Yura Zenevich

    Underground Hack Lab?

    Blooorview Research Institute

    IDI Partners (e.g. UofT, Ryerson, etc)
     Toronto Rehabilitation Institute



    KidsLearningCode/GirlsLearningCodeTeaching children to program
    Kathryn BarrettCentre for Social InnovationEntrepreneurship and marketingAdil Dhalla
    Cognitive 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

    Inclusive Statistics KevinDecember 2Inclusive Statistics.pptxCase Studies of User Creativity in Computing: Smalltalk and the Ideas of Alan KaySimonNovember 25Accessible lightbulb socket projectPhilippeNovember 11 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 .pptxDesign ChallengeJustinSeptember 23Design Challenge - Distracted Driving.pdfInfusion 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 5UnhangoutILDH - TestingJonJuly 29Mapathon - 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 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 Charts
    Lisa / SepidehMar 25 Mobile a11yYuraMar 18 primer/introgroupMar 11http://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!