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Community meeting/workshop schedule


Every Wednesday at 2:30 PM ET, folks from the IDRC, Fluid community, and others get together to learn and chat about some introductory topics as a form of knowledge sharing. Users who are remote typically join via Vidyo.

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.





Links / Notes
Cancelled due to C4A workshop September 30 
a11y AssessmentLisaOctober 7 
Case Studies of User Creation Creativity in Computing: Bret VictorColinOctober 14

Case Studies of User Creation User Creativity in Computing: Super Mario MakerSimonOctober 21 
Canine Therapy for Literacy DevelopmentSueOctober 28 
Case Studies of User Creation User Creativity in Computing: HyperCardDana / Charles SilvermanNovember 4 
TBD November 11 
Cancelled due to Open Ed. Conference November 18 
Case Studies of User Creation User Creativity in Computing: Smalltalk and the Ideas of Alan KaySimonNovember 25 
TBD December 2 
TBD December 9 
TBD December 16 
TBD December 23 

Suggested Future topics


Intro to Statistics Kevin
P4A Economics Kevin

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?
Introduction on Design PrinciplesDesign Team
Introduction to ProgrammingAlan
Music TherapyTheresa
Someone who has developed software for older adults


Someone who works with brain sensing techGuest?

Someone to talk about entrepreneurs ship 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 Creation 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 
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

Design ChallengeJustinSeptember 23Design Challenge - Distracted Driving.pdf
Infusion 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 5Uhangout
ILDH - TestingJonJuly 29
Mapathon - axsmapDavid PereyraJuly 22 


Intro to InfusionAntranig / ColinJuly 8 
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 Branding
Ansible, Vagrant, and youAvtarMay 13Documentation and examples
'AccessMakers' prototype inclusive design workshopJohn Willis (from the MDes program)May 6Presentation
P4A 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 ChartsLisa / SepidehMar 25 
Mobile a11yYuraMar 18
Javascript primer/introgroupMar 11
Outside-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 Project
SonificationLisaFeb 4 
DSpace BrainstormGroupJan 28Developer Space Whiteboard notes
AT demosJulia / BertJan 21 
P4A DesignsSepideh / LisaJan 14Workshop.pdf
Vidyo APIET GroupJan 7 




Check out the Meetings page for more reoccurring events.

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