We’re excited to announce the latest RIX Wiki upgrade, scheduled for late spring/early summer, and we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of some of the improvements you will see in the new version.

More speed

Our software is getting a serious speed boost and your Wiki will load much faster.

More personalisation

You’ll be able to choose from new colour themes to reflect your own style.

Easier to use

You’ll notice small changes that make your Wiki even easier to use. Easily create new sub-sections in your Wiki, move slides between Wiki sections, and lots of other improvements.

More media

Our new Wiki lets you record audio directly into your Wiki. You no longer need to use audio software like Audacity or other sound recording equipment.

You don’t need to do anything for now, just keep an eye out for emails from RIX in the next few months advising you on next steps.

Existing privacy policy and terms and conditions will remain unchanged.

Other news

We’re joining forces with Multi Me and, for an additional charge*, RIX Wiki users will soon be able to add any combination of the following Multi Me tools to their Wiki

  • Calendar – syncs with Goals to help you keep on track
  • Goals – a step by step approach that helps you get things done
  • Circle – build your own online circle of support
  • Diary – a great place to record events and share media
  • Media – all your media in one place so nothing gets lost

*There will be a special introductory rate for existing RIX Wiki customers

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The Multi Me tools – Calendar, Goals, Circle, Diary and Media

Learn more about the Multi Me tools here

We are more than halfway through our RIX-MATICS project, a six month feasibility study looking at how the About Me information of people with learning disabilities and autism can be shared across Integrated Care Services using the Multi Me software platform.

The project is on track and going well, and together with our project participants from Havencare and Livewell Southwest, we have been developing some great ideas to improve our software. We have agreed, for example, that by having a suite of Multi Me apps built for mobile, we could make self-advocacy even more accessible for people with learning disabilities, especially those who would benefit from assistive technology features.

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Workshop with people supported by Havencare in Cornwall

We have also been looking at how we can develop dashboards for professionals so they can access important About Me information. This will enable them to provide care in a more person centred, streamined and efficient way. These developing ideas have the potential to improve the quality of care and enable people with learning disabilities to have more control over their support.

Our Wiki Master, Ajay Choksi, has been co-running sessions with people with learning disabilities and their support workers in Penzance, and they have also given us lots of ideas for improvements, with Multi Me smartphone apps being at the top of their list. Charlie Levinson, Multi Me director, observed how inspired participants were by Ajay’s presentation of his own Multi Me and Wiki, as they witnessed the power of self-advocacy in action.

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Self-advocacy in action – Wiki Master Ajay in Cornwall

At RIX and Multi Me, we believe in working collaboratively with people with learning disabilities, their families and the people who support them, and this is always front and centre in our software development, training and research.

If selected for Phase 2 of the SBRI Healthcare programme, we will have the development funding to turn these ideas into new exciting software features that we hope will improve care and wellbeing across the Integrated Care Systems in the South West.

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This work was commissioned and funded by SBRI Healthcare. SBRI Healthcare is an Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) initiative, in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). The views expressed in the publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of SBRI Healthcare or its stakeholders.

To celebrate #purplelightup for International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Kate Allen writes about purpleSTARS, a team of artists and technologists with and without learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD). They work with museums and heritage sites to make displays appeal to all of our senses.

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