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.

Funding update – March 2018

Trustees of the Ian Karten Charitable Trust met in March and approved funding for additional equipment at the following Karten Centres: Cambian Pengwern College Care for Veterans Fife College FitzRoy Maltings Fakenham Norwood Ravenswood RNIB College Loughborough Treloar’s Print We wish the successful Karten Centres well in implementing their projects and look forward to case studies in due course. The next Trustees meeting will be held in September 2018, applications need to be sent to dawn@karten-network.org.uk by 12 noon on 13 July 2018. Karten Centres intending to submit an application should notify Dawn at the earliest opportunity in order that relevant guidance and support can be given. Read the full Funding update – March 2018 article.

2017 Karten Network Events

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 2017 Karten Network Events. There will be 3 webinars to be held on: Thursday 23 November 16.00 – 17.00 Thursday 30 November 12.30 – 13.30 Thursday 7 December 16.00 – 17.00 Each webinar will include network news, updates and a themed delivery slot with facilitated discussion. Details regarding the themes to be announced, but they will be delivered by experts in the field. On 30 November the webinar will be streamed from Beacon one of our Karten Centres. Very kindly the CEO of Beacon Arwyn Jones and Matt Harrison, Beacon’s new Technical Services Manager, have offered us the opportunity to run a Karten … Read the full 2017 Karten Network Events article.

Funding update – September 2017

Trustees of the Ian Karten Charitable Trust met in September and approved funding for additional equipment at the following Karten Centres: David Lewis – College and Eduprint Derwen College – Karten Print FitzRoy Malvern FitzRoy Petersfield Hedleys – Karten Media Suite Homefield College – Sip and Surf Lufton College and Lufton Manor Farm Ono Academic College Queen Alexandra College – Creative Media Vision North Somerset White Lodge Centre Young Epilepsy – St Piers College Trustees also supported applications from New Centres: Hopes Hamlet, Hope School and College Natspec – TechAbility Trustees were impressed with the high quality and the diversity of applications received. The range of technology requested included: iPads … Read the full Funding update – September 2017 article.