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1 SCIE Conference 14th June 2007 ‘ Following the Road Ahead’ Multimedia for social care and transition Andy Minnion & Pat Staples The Rix Centre

2 Established (2004) to enhance the lives of people with learning disabilities through the research and development of multimedia Named in honour of Lord Rix

3 The Rix Centre Our approach Research and Development Software tools Teaching and Learning ‘Best Practice’ developed in East London then shared across the UK Multimedia for the learning disability community

4 Accessible information E Learning Multimedia advocacy Developed with the learning disability community The Rix Centre Our R&D themes

5 People with learning disabilities 1.5 million plus people in the UK Face challenges with organising thoughts, memory, communication Require extra support for learning, employment and often daily routines

6 Communication objects film and video photos symbol drawings gesture spoken word written word

7 Multimedia communication advocacy information community fun learning

8 Content management systems Rich media Blogging User-generated content Social networking ‘Web 2.0’ for inclusion?

9 ‘Growing Up’ SCIE/Rix Centre collaboration Third phase of ‘The Road Ahead’ ‘Web 2.0’ use of rich media, user-generated content, online social support networks

10 Tower Project – ‘satellite easy-build website’ Personal stories, advice and experience. Service-user knowledge for advocacy, peer learning and support.

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13 Web 2.0 for inclusive social care? Inclusive practice of ‘Multimedia Advocacy’ Social and fun! Sharing experience and insight Peer learning and mentoring New support networks Visibility of people with learning disabilities

14 New solutions for social care? Multimedia for accessibility, advocacy and social inclusion Built on core values –Person-centred process –Total communication –Self-advocacy –Consent and security

15 Innovation for Learning Disability


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