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Community meeting/workshop schedule

On Wednesday at 2:30 PM ET, the inclusive design community gathers together to learn and discussion various topics. The community workshops provide 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 lateral with, or challenge our ideas by providing alternative perspectives. It also provides 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
Design Guides ActivitiesDana, SepidehApril 4
Disability PolicyRachel HeebApril 11
Kwentong Bayan: Caregiver Series ComicsAlthea BalmesApril 18

April 25

May 2

May 9

May 16
Laboratory Assistive Devices - Collaboration & DistributionRonald SoongMay 23

May 30

June 6

June 13

June 20

June 27

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
Yura Zenevich
BluedotDesign practices and considerationsJames Yoon

Underground Hack Lab?

Blooorview Research Institute

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

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. 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

Onboarding for learning with online systemsAlana CallanMar 28Meeting Notes
Introduction to Makers Making ChangeStewart RusselMar 21

Meeting Notes


Video Recording

Critical Perspectives on the BlockchainEdward BuchiMar 14

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

IDeA Competition 2018Brian Carriere

Mar 7
Co-creating 8 80 Cities: How to meaningfully engage communities to build inclusive citiesRyan O'ConnorFeb 28

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Digital health surveillance & Digital rightsEllie MarshallFeb 21

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Pattern Languages

SimonFeb 7

An introduction to Pattern Languages and discussion of a Pattern Language for Infusion.

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

How to design a tool for designers?Shahab PourtalebiJan 31Meeting Notes
Pooling and Sharing Inclusive Design ResourcesIDRCJan 24

Relevant links:

Innovative regulatory instruments that inform the Accessibility EcosystemAlastair McEwin / JuttaJan 17

Meeting Notes

Blockchain to DesignEdward BuchiJan 10

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Check out the Meetings page for more reoccurring events.

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

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