Jewish Care, Golders Green

Centre Address

Michael Sobell JCC, Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus, 221 Golders Green Road, London, NW11 9DQ

Karten Centre Manager

Eirini Dermitzaki

Contact Details

Phone:

0208 922 2440


E-mail:

EDermitzaki@jcare.org

Host Organisation

Jewish Care

Host Organisation Address

Michael Sobell JCC, Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus, 221 Golders Green Road, London, NW11 9DQ

Karten Centre Website

http://www.jewishcare.org

Centre Established

October 1998

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

The Karten CTEC Centre offers older and disabled Jewish people the opportunity
to acquire the digital skills they need for everyday life. The centre is equipped with a
range of mainstream and assistive technologies. The team provide training and
support in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Clients

Clients are older and disabled Jewish people aged 18+. They either attend courses
for set periods of time, once a week from 3 to 12 weeks, or attend the centre ad hoc,
dropping in to either use and explore technology, and, or get one-to-one support.

Disabilities

Our customer base is defined as digitally excluded older and disabled Jewish
adults. With the natural signs of ageing impacting on sensory acuity, physical
mobility and the ability to process cognitive load, combined with the fact that most
people over the age of 65 will be living with at least one long-term health condition,
we do not feel it necessary for our customers to have to be registered with a
disability to use our services.

We are pan-disability, and segment as follows:
* Visual impairments;
* Hearing impairments;
* Physical disabilities;
* Learning disabilities;
* Mental health issues; and
* Memory loss and dementia

Technology used in the Karten Centre

Desktop PCs running Windows 10;
iPad Pros 12.9 inch;
iPad Pros 9.7 inch;
Samsung Galaxy tablets;
Samsung smart phone with VR headset;
Accessible keyboards;
Switch devices;
Flexible stands for desktop screen;
Flexible stands for tablets for use on desks and wheelchairs;
Printers.

Assistive Technology

As a client base is quite broad, our approach is to use both mainstream and basic,
reasonably priced assistive technologies, and work in an integrated way.
We have basic assistive technologies and peripherals for iPad and Android tablets,
such as tripods, wheelchair mounts, table mounts, cases, large print keyboards,
joysticks, switches and speakers.

For both iPad and Android devices, we are using a range of apps, as well as inbuilt
accessibility features.

Our furniture and peripherals for PC users are also designed to be flexible and
adaptable, so that our clients can get the most out of our services; we have
adjustable desks, chairs and screen holders.

Karten Centre Staff

2

Karten Centre Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00-4:30

Services offered to the Network

Training material and training and development.