Tell your story with a Rix Wiki
Rix Wikis are simple, accessible, secure and easy to build personal websites. They give you a secure space to tell your story and to update and share it when you choose to with people that you trust.
Private Wikis are owned by the individual/family and are private, secure and password protected. This means that you can use your Wiki to capture the pictures, videos, documents and audio files that are important to you and help others understand your skills and aspirations and what’s important to and for you.
Wikis give individuals and families the chance to tell their story in their own words - focusing on skills, talents and aspirations. It can be used to share information with different people and means that families do not have to tell their story repeatedly. Wikis can be used to share information for Education Health and Care plans, annual reviews, medical appointments, at transitions, when new people start working with you and sharing successes.
Rachel, whose daughter has a wiki explains ‘The wiki has enabled others to see my daughter differently, as a complete person which reports alone cannot do. The wiki allows people to look beyond the stereotypes and dispel the stigma that surround certain disabilities. Through the wiki people that support my daughter have been able to gain a deeper understanding of my daughter’s likes, strengths and struggles and the outcomes of their support has been much more productive as a result. Furthermore, through being invited to watch the wiki my daughter was offered 2 very successful work experience placements, which I don’t think would have happened without the prior knowledge and understanding that the wiki provided.’
Sharing Shane's Wiki Video
"I was introduced to Katie’s Wiki page by her Mother Rachel. Rachel thought it would be a good idea for me to have a look prior to my visit with Katie. I thought it was a really good way to gain a wealth of information about Katie that would have taken so much time to obtain face to face. By simply logging on to the page I could access Katie’s low vision assessment and see videos on how her eyesight affects her ability to read print. I could then easily access a link to what Katie likes to do in her spare time, school life, and aspirations for the future. I feel that it gave a great insight into Katie’s life and from a sight loss point of view allowed me to see her low vision assessment including what text size she can read. All in all it was a great benefit to have access to this." Mark Brownlow, ROVI, - Independent Living Team
We have included some useful documents with the registration form below, but please note that all guidance documents and “how to” videos on how to build and share your Wiki are available on the Rix website as shown in picture below by clicking on “View Wiki Websites” and “Wiki User Support”. You can also contact Rix Support at any time by email, just click on the black box in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Rix Wiki homepage
WSCC SEND Commissioning Team are able to support with funding for Wiki licences for children and young people aged 0-25 years, and this position is reviewed annually. If you are interested, please download and complete a registration form below and email it to [email protected] and we will be in touch with you.
Some West Sussex County Council teams also have a Public Wiki. These are available for anyone to view and provide information about the team and what they do in an accessible way. Please see links to currently available Public Wikis below and ask those working with you if they have a Public Wiki yet!
- Choice Team's Wiki
- Commissioning Team's Wiki
- Local Offer
- SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- Youth Participation
- Preparing for Adulthood
If your team are interested in building a Wiki, please complete and return the registration form below to [email protected]
- Wiki Registration Form 2019
- What is a Wiki?
- West Sussex Parent Carer Forum Wiki 'Tops Tips'
- Using a Big Wiki
- Rix's Top Links and Tips
- Information for professionals working with families
- Information About Individual Wiki Subscriptions
- E-Safety guidelines for RIX Wiki users
- Information about a user’s data and RIX Media
- Guidance for Inviting Professionals to View your RIX Wiki
- Working with Video – Good Practice Guide
- Password Protecting Documents
- Wiki website planning template
- One Page Profile