Bridge College

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

Bridge College is a non-residential specialist FE college offering a range of educational courses. The college is part of the charity The Together Trust.
At the college the Karten centre is the main IT suite which is accessed for education sessions throughout the week and open access at lunchtimes.

Centre specialisms:

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Centre Address

Whitworth Street, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2GR

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Karten Centre Manager

Tom Kipling

Contact Details


0161 487 4293


Host Organisation

Bridge College

Host Organisation Address

Whitworth Street, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2GR

Karten Centre Website

Centre Established

January 2001


Young people aged 16-25, both full-time and part-time learners.
Working from Milestone 3 up to Entry level 2


We support our students who have a range of needs including;
Sensory/Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
Visual Impairment
Acquired Brain Injuries
Down Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Communication Difficulties

Technology used in the Karten Centre

  • iPads
  • Interactive Screens (Smartboard/Clevertouch)
  • 4D Immersive Space
  • Databridge MIS
  • Music technology (Ensemble, Ableton, Skoog, Soundbeam, Bare
  • Conductive, Makey Makey)
  • Electronic rise/fall computer tables (idesk)

Assistive Technology

  • Various Switches (inc bluetooth/pressure/BigMack/Wisp)
  • Adaptive Keyboards and Mice
  • Switch power adapters
  • Windows Tablets
  • Grid2 and Grid3
  • EyeGaze
  • Head tracker devices
  • Touchscreen monitors/Plasma screens


  • Grid Player
  • Clicker Communicator
  • Nearpod

Karten Centre Staff

155 staff work at the Bridge College altogether. The IT suite is supported at lunchtime by 2 staff members.

Karten Centre Hours

Students attend the college between 9am-3.30pm, Mon-Fri.

Services offered to the Network

Support/Training with use of iPads in education, Assistive Technologies, 4D Imersive Space, Databridge MIS system.