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Welcome to The Big Tree. 

The Big Tree is dedicated to sharing information and ideas about multimedia and what it can do for the learning disability community.

This site is run by the Rix Centre, a  research and development centre and independent charity that is based at the University of East London's Docklands campus. The Rix Centre runs a range of innovative projects, prototyping and piloting new media software, exploring and evaluating the benefits of new media use for people with intellectual disabilities. The Centre provides training courses in Multimedia Advocacy and advice and guidance for organisations wishing to implement this exciting range of new tools and working approaches.

The Big Tree is designed for people working with and supporting people with intellectual disabilities, including social carers, teachers, web developers, family members and advocates.