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 2017
Trustees met in March to consider applications for additional funding and were pleased to award grants to the following organisations: Cedar Foundation – Belfast and Ballymena, Northern Ireland IrsALS – throughout Israel Kisharon – Hendon, North London Portland College – Mansfield, Nottinghamshire The Royal Manchester College, Seashell Trust – Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire Treloar’s College – Alton, Hampshire Watch this space for exciting news and updates as our centres upgrade their equipment. The deadline for applications to be submitted for the Trustees’ meeting in September is 14 July 2017. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that Dawn is aware that you are planning to submit an application as she …Read the full Funding update – March 2017 article.
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.