People who are new or have not attended don’t know what to expect.
Some people are afraid of attending these meetings and don’t know this is an informal meeting
Some expect to present their ideas to a large group of people, and we are a small group
When inviting people, describing what’s in it for them, what we can give back besides feedback.
Recording Live streaming:
Good idea to get a broader reach
Consent from everybody who is attending these meeting (both present at the meeting or remote) > we usually ask participants beforehand if they are ok with recording and when we do screen sharing that’s all you see
Problems with not providing accessible versions of it e.g. captioning > is it possible to crowdsource transcribers? Are there software solutions for this?
Even automatic transcription and editing takes 3-4 times the length of the video
Issues with timing (people working and students at school) > even an option to watch it after the fact
Just for preservation of the content
YouTube channel (?)
Broadening the reach of community meetings:
How do we broaden our reach? In addition to mailing lists
Using Twitter and social media
Even interesting aspects could be tweeted; even live tweeted.
Civic Tech Toronto. They have people speak every Tuesday. We can have someone from us get the word out and tell them about us.
Also the Accessibility and Inclusive Design meetup group https://www.meetup.com/a11yTo/
Other events like A11y camp, conferences - we could have flyers?
Connect to similar groups and communities across the world
Advertise on meetup
Announce external guests and interesting topics as news items on the website
How do we support larger audience:
Are there any similar groups that we could have joined meetings with them? Or closer relationships with to have ongoing exchange of ideas
Are there groups in OCAD we could work with? https://www2.ocadu.ca/research/socialbody/home
Push out our perspectives and not limit the topics
Because our work is constantly immersed in inclusive design, we might have some unique insights that we could bring to conferences that involve people who aren’t always thinking about inclusivity. We could network with some of these people and invite them to talk, perhaps.