2024-05-21 2024 CapCHI Student Showcase

Hosted by CapCHI and Hala Hawa.

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Our last and favourite event of the 2023/2024 season! Join us as we welcome emerging UX talent from Algonquin College, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Each team will have 10 minutes to present, followed by an open discussion from the audience.

DATE TIME: Tuesday May 21, 2024, 6:00-9:00 pm.

LOCATION: In-Person Event at Mulligans Golf Bar at 201 Queen St, Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C9, 2nd Floor (Mozaik Street Food Eatery).

REGISTRATION: (Free!) https://www.meetup.com/CapCHI/events/300759508 

2024-02-20 CapCHI Join the Conversation: Neuroinclusivity in Housing

Hosted by CapCHI and Anna T.

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Meet Taylor and Roxana for a meaningful conversation on Neuroinclusivity in Housing. The team’s focus involves curating tools and resources that foster neuroinclusivity in a website; documenting meaningful case studies; and fostering two-way knowledge exchange with stakeholders within the housing ecosystem. Join us on this journey that goes beyond research and design! Your presence will be a step towards stimulating a paradigm shift in housing for Autistic and Neurodivergent adults.

DATE TIME: Tuesday February 20, 2024, 6:00-8:00 pm.

LOCATION: In-Person Event at Mulligans Golf Bar at 201 Queen St, Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C9, 2nd Floor.

  • COVID-19 safety measures: Event will be indoors!

REGISTRATION: (Free!) https://www.meetup.com/CapCHI/events/298886773

2023-12-19 Building accessibility into the engagement and the recruitment process (ONLINE EVENT)

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Join us for a remote lunch and learn!

In the UX and Research community, when we think of product or service design, we often consider accessibility best practices from the standpoint of the deliverable. This is important, but is it enough? Do we need to step back and examine the process of engaging with people to understand their experiences and needs?

The upcoming panel discussion will support us in considering accessibility from the perspective of engagement. How do we engage people so that the engagement process is accessible, particularly when working with people who have been historically excluded or who face systemic barriers, including but not limited to people who are differently-abled?

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2023-03-21 Inclusivity in Research and Design: A Win-Win for Business and Society

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Join us to learn more about inclusivity in research and design from Lanre Jerry-Ijishakin.

Topics include:
 Practical tips for implementing inclusivity from ideation to product Launch
• Justifications for investing in Inclusive design
• Actionable steps toward inclusive design

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2022-12-20 A designer’s guide to documenting accessibility & user interactions (ONLINE)

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This is a special edition of CAPCHI, where we will be online for a lunch and learn for December. It will be 1.5 hours to allow for questions.

Accessibility is unfortunately still an afterthought on many projects. User interaction and accessibility requirements are poorly documented, at best. Or forgotten, when handing over designs to developer teams. Why fix it later, when you could do it right to start with? Why, What and How designers can document different aspects of accessibility and user interactions requirements to build better, more inclusive products from the start.

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2021-11-16 Chasing Squirrels & Herding Kittens: Accessible Service Design in Government

Hosted by Jed Looker and CapCHI

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) set out to improve services for people with disabilities through human-centred design with an Accessibility Design Challenge.

When we asked our clients about their experiences, we expected to hear about barriers with service touch points. But they told us so much more. Between policy, the built environment, websites and call centres, and with competing internal interests and a desire to chase shiny objects, keeping service design in scope was a challenge in itself.

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