The PurpleSTARS ‘Pop-Up Museum’ at the Tate Modern

On the 24th and 26th of January this year, the PurpleSTARS mounted a ‘Pop-Up Museum’ at the Tate Modern to highlight the group’s innovative approach to making public culture more relevant and engaging for people with learning disabilities. The Pop-Up was featured as part of the Gallery’s Tate Exchange programme designed to provide educational experience… [more] The PurpleSTARS ‘Pop-Up Museum’ at the Tate Modern

RIX Research recognised as international best practice at Berlin conference

RIX Research & Media’s Multimedia Advocacy approach has been recognised by the German government as an example of international best practice in the field of inclusion. We were honoured to be invited to present at the Inclusion Days 2017 Conference in Berlin, alongside leaders in inclusion practice and research from across the globe. The conference,… [more] RIX Research recognised as international best practice at Berlin conference

Webinar: Impact of RIX Wikis for SEND Provision

RIX Wiki Evaluation 2017 – Early Findings Free Webinar with live Q&A Aired: Thursday 7th December 2017,  13:00 – 13:30 Professor Andy Minnion discusses how Camden are  transforming accessible information to complement their Local Offer with Richard Lohan, Accessible Information Officer at the London Borough of Camden. EARLY FINDINGS: RIX WIKI EVALUATION 2017 In this… [more] Webinar: Impact of RIX Wikis for SEND Provision

RIX in Madrid as MaTHiSiS Project heats up

www.mathisis-project.eu/en RIX Research were in Madrid last week for the MaTHiSiS project partner meeting. The meeting of the project’s 18 collaborating organisations from 9 different EU Member States dovetailed with the beginning of an exciting phase of project activity, the start of the ‘Assisted Pilots’. The Assisted Pilots will see the uniquely innovative prototype MaTHiSiS educational platform piloted in a wide range of settings. RIX Research is coordinating the… [more] RIX in Madrid as MaTHiSiS Project heats up

Launching purpleSTARS to Glenside Hospital Museum

The purpleSTARS advisory group launched a forthcoming project with the Glenside Hospital Museum in Bristol with a kick-off planning session earlier this week. Stella Man, who runs the museum, visited RIX Research & Media at UEL for the meeting, which scoped out how between January and September 2018 the purpleSTARS Archive & Sensory Teams will… [more] Launching purpleSTARS to Glenside Hospital Museum

Final Day of Puzzle Project

www.puzzle-project.eu   After two years of working in partnership with specialist organisations in Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Sweden, 3rd November was officially the final day of the Erasmus + funded Puzzle Project. Here at RIX Research Prof. Andy Minnion marked the end of the project with by presenting the final outcomes to the wider RIX… [more] Final Day of Puzzle Project

RIX Research and Media Community Event October 2017

We were delighted that so many of you were able to attend our Community Event on 10th October. It was a really stimulating and inspiring session and for that we’d like to thank our presenters: Charlie Connor and Rachel Frogatt from West Sussex, Jeannie Donald-Mckim from Abingdon Witney College in Oxfordshire and Tiffany Middleton from Hillyfields School in Waltham Forest.… [more] RIX Research and Media Community Event October 2017

RIX Wiki Innovation Lab

When: 15th May 2017 Where: RIX Research and Media, University of East London Who: It’s an open invitation to our Innovation Lab, so if you use Wikis you are welcome! We send out information about our events but contact us if you want to make sure you’re in on the next one.   What’s it all… [more] RIX Wiki Innovation Lab

Local Authority Perspectives Webinar

A RIX Research and Media ‘Talking Heads’ discussion between three Local Authority SEND implementation leads in different regions.     Local Authority Perspectives: a different approach to Education, Health and Care planning Free Webinar with live Q&A Aired: Thursday 20th April 2017:  13:00 – 13:30   Since the Children and Families Act (2014) and the… [more] Local Authority Perspectives Webinar

Gosia Kwiatkowska at the BETT Show 2017

  This year’s BETT Show was bigger than ever and RIX Research & Media were delighted to be invited to present at this important event in the Education calendar. The 2017 BETT Show (previously known as the British Educational Training and Technology Show) took place in January, attracting over 30,000 visitors over four days and… [more] Gosia Kwiatkowska at the BETT Show 2017

Teaching Inclusive Education to European Teachers

RIX Research were in Graz, Austria last week helping to deliver a really exciting week of teaching to European Educators. The group of twenty two teachers from schools in Portugal, Italy, Romania, Germany, Finland, Poland and Croatia were attending the latest ‘Inclusive Education with Tablets’ course and discovering how they can change the way they… [more] Teaching Inclusive Education to European Teachers

East Enders go to Dover

Hello, allow me to introduce myself, I’m Kassie Headon, the new Technical Coordinator here at RIX Research & Media. On a sunny Tuesday in November, myself and a team of staff from RIX, along with participants from the Tower Project in East London, went to Dover to try out the ‘Channel Heritage Trail’ developed especially… [more] East Enders go to Dover

Lord RIX, Patron and Founder of RIX Research and Media

All of the team at RIX Research & Media are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lord RIX. The RIX centre is named in honour of Brian RIX and he was instrumental in establishing research in technology for people with learning disabilities at UEL at the turn of the century. Lord RIX passed… [more] Lord RIX, Patron and Founder of RIX Research and Media

RIX Wiki’s in Croydon

“A Wiki can be an amazing multi-faceted tool that can help people at all stages of life, in different ways.” Trisha Holmes is Project Manager 0-65 Disability Service at Croydon Council. Trisha is implementing Multimedia Advocacy and RIX Wikis throughout the borough, to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  She… [more] RIX Wiki’s in Croydon

CNWL and RIX pioneer the development of Digital Health and Wellbeing Plans

The Central North West London Mental Health Rehabilitation Service (CNWL) promotes digital inclusion to ensure that its service users are not excluded from accessing new developments which could enhance their wellbeing and social inclusion. CNWL began a project to develop a Digital Health and Wellbeing Plan in partnership with RIX Research & Media, a research… [more] CNWL and RIX pioneer the development of Digital Health and Wellbeing Plans

Mary shares her tips for planning days out as a family

Mary Busk is a family carer who lives in London.  Her son, Alex, has complex learning and communication difficulties. In this article for the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Mary offers some helpful advice when planning days out as a family. Mary and Alex have produced a Wiki which can be viewed here: https://www.rixwiki.org/rixresearch/home/alex-case-study/  

Social media for social care; patient self-advocacy offers new paradigm for Digital Health

Mary Busk highlights the difficulties faced by parents/carers on BBC

Mary Busk highlights the difficulties faced by parents/carers in getting the support from schools who are struggling to cope with cuts to their budgets. To watch Mary on BBC, please click here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36432079 Mary and her son Alex have produced a Wiki which can be viewed here: https://www.rixwiki.org/rixresearch/home/alex-case-study/