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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
In March 2016 the Trustees agreed funding at:

Linkage College’s Toynton and Weelsby campuses, Lincolnshire – additional equipment funded to upgrade equipment in the existing Karten Centres.

QAC Birmingham – additional equipment funded to develop a facility for students to learn about building PCs and networking.

Victoria House, Hull – funding was agreed for a new Centre to provide services as part of the Disabilities Trust’s Connectability Project.

A reminder that Trustees meet to consider funding applications in March and September each year.  The deadline for submission of September 2016 applications to Dawn (UK) or Debbie (Israel) is 15 July.  Please ensure you let us know if you are planning on submitting an application, as this will give us the best opportunity to discuss your proposal and support you throughout the process.

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

19 October 2016                   Percy Hedley                         North East

2 November 2016                 QAC                                        Midlands

10 November 2016               Newbridge                             North West

17 November 2016               Share Community                London