RIX Research

RIX Research is an international centre of excellence, based at the University of East London. We have established a significant reputation for our work in the field of media technology and intellectual disability and have led a series of large-scale European research and development programmes.

New media technology is enabling better communication and ever greater levels of self-directed support. We are very proud of the work that we do at RIX at the forefront of this change.

We have established expertise and leadership in the field of Inclusive Research Methodologies.

Our focus is to enable people with learning disabilities to participate in the research to challenge their social exclusion, to have a voice and tell their stories. We are also partners with the Open University and our important, collaborative research is advancing this ‘self-advocacy’ dimension of the work we do.

Since last year, we have been working in partnership with the Westchester Institute for Human Development in New York State as well as the Federal Administration on Community Living, to introduce a Multimedia Approach to self-advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the US.

Information about our various research projects can be found below: