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 two new centres – The Grange at Bookham, and Migdal Or in Israel. Welcome to the Karten Network to both centres! Upgrades to equipment at another 6 centres were approved. We’re all looking forward to seeing the difference the new equipment makes.

The next Trustees’ meeting is on 11th March, 2016.

Karten Regional Events, 2015
This year the events in the UK each have a specific focus – the first time we have taken this approach, the event in Israel will be the first time we have held a regional event there. You are welcome to attend your local event and/or any of the others. We will also be launching the Mobile Technology Resource at the events. Do come and join us – contact Ceri (UK) or Debbie (Israel) for more details.

20th October: Young Epilepsy, Lingfield: The Sensory Environment

26th October: Ono Academic College, Israel

4th November: Percy Hedley, North Shields: Printing Enterprises

5th November: Seashell Trust, Cheadle Hulme: Technology and Autism

10th November: Beacon Centre, Wolverhampton: Visual Impairments

17th November: Schonfeld Square, London: Dementia and Technology