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. Deadline for final versions of applications to Ceri and Debbie is 29th January 2016.

Karten Regional Events, 2015
This year the events in the UK each had a specific focus – the first time we have taken this approach, the event in Israel was the first time we have held a regional event there. Everyone who attended the events was very positive – so much sharing of knowledge. Look out for more on the resources from the events.