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

Cybele S cybele.sack at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 04:48:40 UTC 2021


For the Twitter peeps among us -- here's a Tweet to share:

Passionate about #accessibility and #UX #design?  Love #research and
#advocacy?  Come help us #organize a @CivicTechTO #hackathon on
Accessibility by Default on Tuesday March 30 from 7-9 PM.  Let's build a
more #inclusive world. https://www.meetup.com/Civic-Tech
-Toronto/events/277157057/

Thanks!

Cybele.

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 11:10 AM Cybele S <cybele.sack at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> journey.
>
> 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:
> https://www.meetup.com/Civic-Tech-Toronto/events/277157057/
>
> 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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