Click Start

ClickStart

Click Start (2008-2009) is a research project that started with funding from the London East Learning & Skills Council (LSC) in November 2008. The project was delivered in partnership with Ellingham Employment Services. The project aimed to create a network of useful, accessible web-based information for young people with learning disabilities in the process of transition to adult life. The inclusion of people with learning disabilities in the creation of this accessible content was a central feature of the project approach

The Rix Centre developed a prototype ‘easy build/ easy read’ website software that enabled people to very quickly build simple, accessible multimedia websites. We called these accessible websites ‘Wikis’.

What is Click Start?
Click Start is a research project that began with funding from the London East Learning & Skills Council (LSC) in November 2008.

Click Start is about the ongoing creation of a network of useful, accessible web-based information for young people with learning disabilities who are in the process of transition to adult life. The inclusion of people with learning disabilities in the creation of this accessible content is a central feature of the project approach.

The Rix Centre’s specially developed ‘easy build/ easy read’ website software lies at the heart of the project. Using the Click Start software people can quickly build simple, easy to understand multimedia websites.  We call these accessible websites ‘Wikis’. These ‘Wikis’ make up the network of accessible information that is Click Start.

The Wikis are stand alone websites in their own right, but are also linked together through local borough web-portals which can be accessed from the main Click Start website.  Visitors to the Click Start website can find accessible information about services in their local area, as well as a growing body of valuable general information and advice about topics related to transition.