The Road Ahead


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The Road Ahead

  1. 1. New media futures Sir Robin Wales – Mayor of Newham My New Media Life - 1st October 2008
  2. 2. New media futures The ‘Newham Easy Read’ web portal Andy Minnion, Jana Burton, Rasime Singh & Ajay Choksi with Laura Sparrowhawk, Jason Wilkinson, Zeeshan Naseer and Khobir Hussain My New Media Life - 1st October 2008
  3. 3. Newham Easy Read web portal Pilot development and implementation of transition portal for and with people with learning disabilities <ul><li>Accessible information </li></ul><ul><li>Service-user participation </li></ul><ul><li>Peer learning and support </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Web 2.0’ - user generated content, rich media, online communities , distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Joint funded by SCIE, The Rix Centre and London Borough of Newham with support from BP & Jack Petchy Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>LOGOS </li></ul>New Media Futures
  4. 4. The Road Ahead programme <ul><li>‘ The Road Ahead’ - Norah Fry, Somerset People First (NSPF) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research charting available transition information for young people with learning disabilities and their families and what they service-users felt was needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ Following the Road Ahead’ - NSPF, Tower Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit of available accessible transition information online, information provider strategies and feasibility study of web portal solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ Beyond the Road Ahead’ - London Borough of Newham and East London organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot implementation of Transition Portal and satellite website project </li></ul></ul>New Media Futures - ‘The Road Ahead’
  5. 5. <ul><li>‘… there is a shortage of accessible transition information for young people and value of peer produced material in multiple media formats’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The Road Ahead’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘… trend for websites to be expensive, short-term projects. Peer-produced content is popular, accessible and relevant for young audiences. Web 2.0 technology provides affordable and sustainable potential with network and community building potential’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Following the Road Ahead’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘… the Newham Easy Read web portal provides accessible information, creates a framework for staff and service-user participation, for peer and professional advocacy and the joining up of transition services’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Beyond the Road Ahead’ </li></ul>The Road Ahead - findings New Media Futures - ‘The Road Ahead’
  6. 6. <ul><li>Process and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Jana Burton – Strategic Lead for Adult Social Care: London Borough of Newham </li></ul>New Media Futures - ‘The Newham Easy Read portal’ <ul><li>How Newham Partnership for People with Learning Disabilities first got involved </li></ul><ul><li>Why we have been involved </li></ul><ul><li>Funding support from the London Borough of Newham </li></ul><ul><li>How Newham Partnership for People with Learning Disabilities manage the website development now </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>What opportunities The RIX Centre has provided </li></ul><ul><li>CSCI Report </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Process and participation – Rasime Singh: Accessible information Officer, London Borough of Newham </li></ul>New Media Futures - ‘The Newham Easy Read portal’
  8. 8. <ul><li>Process, product and scaffold </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Employability and citizenship </li></ul>New Media Futures - ‘The Newham Easy Read portal’ A new media framework
  9. 9. <ul><li>Local authority moderation and management </li></ul><ul><li>Top level take-up and leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership of Borough’s communications, ICT and social care teams </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited training and support for all participants </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive editorial, production and support team </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible and rich-media capable ICT in the community </li></ul>New Media Futures - ‘Beyond the Road Ahead’ Sustainability