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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.

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Karten Trustees
The Trustees of the Ian Karten Charitable Trust met recently and approved one new centre – Aspire Works at Dudley College, and upgrades to equipment at another 6 centres. We’re all looking forward to seeing the difference the new equipment makes!

The next Trustees’ meeting is on 11th September, and any finalised applications must be with Ceri (UK) or Debbie (Israel) by 31st July

Mobile Technology Advisor
With lots of centres increasing their use of mobile technology – and all of them spending time developing training resources and searching for the most appropriate apps – we are really pleased that the Trustees approved the appointment of a Mobile Technology Advisor. And we’re even more pleased that Martin Pistorius has joined us. You can read more about Martin on the Meet The Team page. If you haven’t met Martin yet and have any questions or resources you could share then please get in touch at martin@karten-network.org.uk