[community] Want to help build an accessible hackathon for Civic Tech Toronto?

Cybele S cybele.sack at gmail.com
Sat Mar 27 15:10:36 UTC 2021

Hello Inclusive Design Community:

Civic Tech Toronto, a volunteer-based organization, has chosen
"Accessibility By Default" as their theme this year for their annual
hackathon-type event.

This theme came out of an effort that began this past fall to transform the
organization towards greater accessibility.  This transformation work is
still early-phase and this hackathon is a point on the roadmap of this

We are currently in the research phase and we would love to engage more
designers and researchers in creating this event.

If you are interested in joining a meeting to learn more, please get in
touch and I can provide more information.  We have a hacknight this Tuesday
from 7-9:30 PM where we will onboard people and do some research and you
can find out more:

We also have weekly meetings on Thursdays from 7:30-9 PM for organizers if
you would like to join the organizing team.

We use a committee model, and currently active committees (all in research
phase) include: sponsorship, hacking partners, speakers, community outreach
& engagement, and programming (to develop the scaffold for the event).

Please let me know if you have further questions and I look forward to
hearing from you soon.

Best, Cybele.
cybele.sack at gmail.com

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