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Community meeting/workshop schedule


On Wednesday at 2:30 PM ET, folks from the IDRC, Fluid community, and others gather together to learn and discussion various topics. The community workshops provide us an opportunity for engaging with a broader community to spur our creative processes with topics that may align with our projects, be tangential to, or challenge our ideas and notions by providing alternative perspectives.  It also provides us with the opportunity to make connections between our work and 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
Task AnalysisJulia FosterFeb 22
Changes from Aria 1.0 to 1.1Joseph

Mar 1

"Fantastic Infusion and Where to Find It"Alan/AntranigMar 8Developer Introduction to Core Concepts of Infusion pull annotations and accessibilityJeremy Dean and Jon UdellMar

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 programGuest?
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 techGuest?

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

BluedotDesign practices and considerations

Underground Hack Lab?

Blooorview Research Institute

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

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

KidsLearningCode/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

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

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!