Scotland’s Rural College, Elmwood Campus

Centre Address

Elmwood College, Carslogie Road, Cupar, KY15 4JB

Karten Centre Manager

Ann Wood

Contact Details




Host Organisation

Scotland's Rural College

Host Organisation Address

Elmwood College, Carslogie Road, Cupar, KY15 4JB

Karten Centre Website

Centre Established

January 2005

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

In partnership with Fife Society for the Blind used for assessment for local people with visual impairment.

Equipment can be used in College for student with visual impairments. (not been used in past 2 years, equipment currently in west wing)


Students/member of public


Visual impairment (reason for access)

Technology used in the Karten Centre

Karten Centre - equipment in place

College - desktop tool kit, inspiration, live scribe, reading pens, Dictaphone, iPads, laptops,

Assistive Technology

  • Hannspree Monitor
  • Prisma
  • Optelec Mulitview
  • Myreader 2 (Humanware)
  • Sentry PC (Optelec)
  • Zoom ex
  • Optelec clear view+
  • 2 x Victor reader stream
  • Smartview 2

Karten Centre Staff

No dedicated staff within the Karten Centre – equipment transferred to students areas within college or study centre for use.

One member of the Fife Society for the blind also uses the centre but this is on an ad-hoc basis.

Karten Centre Hours

Campus open 9am - 6pm. The Karten Centre is open as required during this period.

Services offered to the Network

Shared space for shared use of technology


Fife Society for the Blind

Additional Information

Not currently used due to change in students accessing college. If we had a wider range of equipment/technology it could be used by students with other disabilities and we could offer access and training for people within local community.