Karten Network

The Karten Network – Overview

The Karten Network is a network of IT centres for disabled people. The centres are funded through the Ian Karten Charitable Trust, with the purpose of improving the quality of life and independence of adult people with congenital or acquired physical, cognitive, sensory, learning disabilities or mental health problems. The Karten Centres provide a supportive learning environment together with access to the latest in adaptive computer technology, and are located in a wide range of host organisations.

MTR Update October 2016

Monthly Mobile Technology Resource Update – October 2016. Once again, I would like to thank all those who contributed resources for the Mobile Technology Resource following last month’s update e-mail. There are currently, 50 Apps and 167 registered users. We have again randomly chosen an app for the App of the Month feature. Visit http://karten-network.org.uk/blog/2013/10/03/app-of-the-month/ to find out which app it is. What are your favorite apps? Let me know, perhaps it will be the next app of the month. We are looking forward to the Karten Network Events in the coming weeks. These events are ideal opportunities for, networking, sharing knowledge and ideas and catching up with colleagues. If …Read the full MTR Update October 2016 article.

Karten Trustees News – September 2016

In September 2016, Trustees agreed funding for additional equipment at 5 of our existing Karten Centres. Successful UK Centres were: Action for Blind People Bristol; Aspire; Jewish Care; Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation, and the Centre for Deaf Blind People in Israel was also supported. In addition Trustees agreed to establish 3 new Karten Centres. The Daisy Chain Project and Motor Neurone Disease Association in the UK and Shalva in Israel. Trustees will meet in March 2017 to consider the next round of applications. Deadlines for completed applications to be with Dawn (UK) and Debbie (Israel) is 20 January 2017. If you are planning on submitting an application please ensure we are …Read the full Karten Trustees News – September 2016 article.

Karten Trustees News – March 2016

In March 2016 the Trustees agreed funding at: Linkage College’s Toynton and Weelsby campuses, Lincolnshire – additional equipment funded to upgrade equipment in the existing Karten Centres. QAC Birmingham – additional equipment funded to develop a facility for students to learn about building PCs and networking. Victoria House, Hull – funding was agreed for a new Centre to provide services as part of the Disabilities Trust’s Connectability Project. A reminder that Trustees meet to consider funding applications in March and September each year.  The deadline for submission of September 2016 applications to Dawn (UK) or Debbie (Israel) is 15 July.  Please ensure you let us know if you are planning …Read the full Karten Trustees News – March 2016 article.