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


Due to closures related to COVID-19, community meetings will only be available remotely via Zoom





Links / Notes
Discuss about onboarding into the Fluid communityJustinMarch 16 SEOKatya BovykinaMarch 23 Reserved for OCADU Vision & Mission Project March 30 Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: Codesign and Convivial Design ToolsColin, Sepideh, and DanaApril 6 TBD April 13 TBD April 20 TBD April 27 


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
Fable IntroductionAbidTuesday May 26 ( 2 - 3pm ET)Video Recording
DEEP 2020 - brainstormingGloria, VeraMay 19


Google Doc


Problems Machine Learning can SolveTedApril 1

Video Recording


Google Doc

MyL3Sepideh, Dana, and PhilipMarch 25

Video Recording

Google Doc

(Floe) Preference Exploration and Self-Assessment (MyL3)

Designing and Programming with MultiplicityPhilip TchernavskijMarch 18Meeting Notes

Skills Development: Remote collaboration strategies

JustinMarch 11Notes (Google Doc)
Assessment ProcessLorna LoFebruary 26Video
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)
  • Search engine optimization
    • 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.
    to help improve searching for our content, websites, and etc.)Guest?
    • new CSS, HTML, JS)
    • new frameworks
    • new tools
    • design techniques
    • etc.

    Offsite Visit: LocationTopicContact
      BluedotDesign practices and considerations 

    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 Innovation
    Entrepreneurship and marketing

    Adil 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

    APCP Self-assessment dashboardJuttaMarch 9 IDRC Web Site Design: ( site map )Sepideh, Dana, JonMarch 2NotesCase Studies of User Creativity in Computing: Super Mario MakerSimonFebruary 24

    Super Mario Maker: Nintendo's essence, in your hands by Christian Nutt (Gamasutra)

    Moneyball, but for Mario—the data behind Super Mario Maker popularity (Ars Technica)

    Super Mario Maker Bookmark (Nintendo web catalogue of courses)

    Mario Maker Mornings: Part 83 [Don't Underestimate 8-Year-Old Kids]

    IDRC Web Site Design: (next steps, who will do what, goals, and etc.)

    MichelleFebruary 17


    Design Sketches

    Start Focused Fluid Infusion 2.0 release testing.Justin/MichelleFebruary 10

    Test Plans

    Testing Tasks

    Mailing List Thread
    Communication in Open Source Communities: How we can make things betterJustin / MichelleFebruary 3Fluid Project Communication SynchrospetiveCommunication in Open Source CommunitiesJustin / MichelleJanuary 27Fluid Project Communication SynchrospetiveGSoC 2016 project brainstormingJustinJanuary 20

    Project Ideas - Brainstorming

    GSoC 2016 Projects


    eHealth and Digital Services Innovation in SwedenVivian VimarlundJanuary 13 




    Check out the Meetings page for more reoccurring events.

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