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Community meeting/workshop schedule


On Wednesday at 2:30 PM ET, folks from the IDRC, Fluid community, and others gather the inclusive design community gathers together to learn and discussion various topics. The community workshops provide us 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 tangential tolateral with, or challenge our ideas and notions by providing alternative perspectives. It also provides us with the opportunity to make connections between our work and with the work of those in the broader community.

To join the conversation please 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
Multilingual Support – Considerations for Design and DevelopmentAlan / SepidehNov 1Meeting Notes
Galiano Biodiversity projectAndrew SimonNov 8

Special time: 1 - 2:30pm ET

iNaturalist site

Google Doc info

TBDParinaz MizbanNov 15TBDNov 22Creative CommonsKelsey MerkleyNov 29Narrative Inquiry and Narrative Reflective ProcessJasna SchwindDec 6TBDDec 13TBDDec 20Cancelled: Winter HolidayDec 27May 29

June 12

June 19

June 26

July 3


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

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

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 programLighthouse 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?
Music TherapyTheresa
Someone who has developed software for older adults


Someone who works with brain sensing techMuse?

Someone to talk about 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
MozillaBluedotDesign practices and considerations
Yura Zenevich

Underground Hack Lab?

Blooorview Research Institute

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

Toronto Rehabilitation InstituteKidsLearningCode/GirlsLearningCodeTeaching children to programKathryn Barrett
Centre 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

Audio Walk - Passing ThroughLisaOct 25Audio WalkThe Development and Evaluation of a Crowdsourced Mobile Application for Rating the Age-Friendliness of CommunitiesAge-CAP teamOct 18

Meeting Notes


Community Meeting disseminationJustinOct 4Meeting NotesDiscussion about making complex interactive content more accessibleAlex DunaevskySep 27Sample WorkInclusion and Innovation Training for Sports and RecreationAther

Sep 20

Learning DifferencesSepidehSep 13

Limits of design 

Peter FuzesiSep 6Tour: iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation ResearchAug 30

This is an offsite visit.


550 University Ave, Toronto. Innovations gallery on first floor

AT demos and discussionMaria / PinaJuly 26Video RecordingIDRC/ATRC TimelineJustinJuly 19

The goal is to start piecing together a timeline of the projects that the IDRC/ATRC has been involved in.

Google Doc

Google Sheet


Inclusive WayfindingCheryl GiraudyJuly 12

The challenge of inclusive digital design pedagogy.

Jaime Cortés FandiñoJuly 5

Video Recording

ihabilitationTom Dekker

June 7

Critical Analysis and DisabilityKathryn BenoitMay 31SlidesMy Career LabJennifer DomiseMay 24Workshop on creating Infusion Components making (featuring the Nexus)Alan/SimonMay 3Inclusive Design OERGrace and KathyApr 26SitePaper Folding for DesignLisaApr 19Introduction to Concepts and Practice of Infusion IIAlan/SimonApr 12

Followon from March 8th meeting

Current version of tutorial at

Fluid 10 year AnniversaryGroupApr 5

Google Doc

map out the work we've done, areas we've explored, groups we've partnered with, and etc.

Review of OER section for SNOWLaura / JuliaMar 29Google DocShow and Discuss: Short FilmsJustinMar 22


Others: annotations and accessibilityJeremy Dean and Jon UdellMar"Fantastic Infusion and Where to Find It"Alan/AntranigMar 8

Developer Introduction to Core Concepts of Infusion Documentation (temporary location while PR is outstanding)

Developer Introduction to Core Concepts of Infusion pull

Changes from Aria 1.0 to 1.1Joseph

Mar 1

Wearable Computing, DIY electronics, and MakingKate HartmanFeb 15a11y treeJosephFeb 8Sustainable Tourism Inclusive Design: Management and Marketing Toolkit and Safety and Guide Training ResourcesEmily McIntyreFeb 1Using Small Computers (C.H.I.P., Arduino, Raspberry Pi)SimonJan 25


Small Computers Community Workshop Jan 2017.pdf

Pre-workshop notes:

Small Computers Community Workshop January 2017

Inclusive Design OERKobi and DavidJan 18 - GitHub Page - New Raw git page - Old Raw git Page - Project plan Doc

GSoC 2017 BrainstormingJustinJan 11

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code 2017 with the Fluid Project


Check out the Meetings page for more reoccurring events.

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