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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 discuss 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. Zoom.


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





Links / Notes
The Israeli equal rights for people with disabilities law, its background and regulationsZvia AdmonNov 22Meeting Notes
Creative CommonsKelsey MerkleyNov 29
Using Arts-Informed Narrative Inquiry to increase personal knowingJasna SchwindDec 6Meeting Notes
CancelledDec 13CancelledDec 20Cancelled: Winter HolidayDec 27

CancelledJan 3
Blockchain to DesignEdward BuchiJan 10Meeting Notes
GSoC 2018 Brainstorming / Project Write UpJustinJan 17

Organization Application Deadline is January 23

8 80 CitiesRyan O'Connor / David SimorJan 24
TBDShahab PourtalebiJan 31April 8

April 15

April 22

April 29


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
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

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

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.

Offsite Visit: LocationTopicContact
Design practices and considerationsYura Zenevich

Underground Hack Lab?

Blooorview Research Institute

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

Toronto Rehabilitation InstituteKidsLearningCode/GirlsLearningCodeTeaching children to programKathryn BarrettCentre for Social InnovationEntrepreneurship and marketingAdil Dhalla
Cognitive Aging Lab (Ryerson)Designing for older adults ( ? )

Sara Gallant

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


Topics page.

Biodiversity Research and Climate Monitoring on Galiano Island, BC



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

Developer Introduction to Core Concepts of Infusion pull

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code 2017 with the Fluid Project


Links / Notes

Captivating Places: The impact of inclusive design on inclusive place attachment

Parinaz MizbanNov 15
Andrew SimonNov 8

Special time: 1 - 2:30pm ET

iNaturalist site

Google Doc info

Meeting Notes

At this meeting we will be discussing community engagement and citizen science in the context of biodiversity research and local climate monitoring on Galiano Island, BC, Canada.

Multilingual Support – Considerations for Design and DevelopmentAlan / SepidehNov 1Meeting Notes
Audio Walk - Passing ThroughLisaOct 25Audio Walk
The Development and Evaluation of a Crowdsourced Mobile Application for Rating the Age-Friendliness of CommunitiesAge-CAP team: Eryn and JacobOct 18

Meeting Notes


Community Meeting disseminationJustinOct 4Meeting Notes
Discussion about making complex interactive content more accessibleAlex DunaevskySep 27Sample Work
Inclusion 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 Recording
IDRC/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 31Slides
My Career LabJennifer DomiseMay 24Workshop on creating Infusion Components making (featuring the Nexus)Alan/SimonMay 3
Inclusive Design OERGrace and KathyApr 26Site
Paper Folding for DesignLisaApr 19
Introduction 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 Doc
Show and Discuss: Short FilmsJustinMar 22 annotations and accessibilityJeremy Dean and Jon UdellMar
"Fantastic Infusion and Where to Find It"Alan/AntranigMar 8
Changes from Aria 1.0 to 1.1Joseph

Mar 1

Wearable Computing, DIY electronics, and MakingKate HartmanFeb 15
a11y treeJosephFeb 8
Sustainable Tourism Inclusive Design: Management and Marketing Toolkit and Safety and Guide Training ResourcesEmily McIntyreFeb 1
Using 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


Check out the Meetings page for more reoccurring events.

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