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
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 aware as soon as possible as this will enable us to support you as effectively as possible.

Autumn events 2016
We are delighted to open bookings for our 2016 Karten Network Events.  The events will provide a great opportunity to find out about what is going on at Centres across the Karten Network and fabulous networking opportunities.  Please share with relevant colleagues.  Book your place early to avoid disappointment as places are strictly limited.

13 October 2016                   Action for Blind People       South West Cancelled

19 October 2016                   Percy Hedley                         North East Cancelled

2 November 2016                 QAC                                        Midlands

10 November 2016               Newbridge                             North West

17 November 2016               Share Community                London