Cedar Foundation, Ballymena ICT Training Suite

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

Group training and 1 to 1 support for participants with a wide range of disabilities completing qualifications such as OCR Digital employability/ ECDL / Basic ICT skills. ICT assessments, recommendations for assistive and adaptive technology. Training on assistive and adaptive technology. Outreach work promoting digital skills in the local community and demonstrating equipment and accessibility features of everyday devices such as tablets and smart phones.

Centre specialisms:

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Centre Address

1a Woodside Road Industrial Estate, Woodside Road, Ballymena, BT42 4QJ

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Karten Centre Manager

Sean Connolly

Contact Details





Host Organisation

The Cedar Foundation

Host Organisation Address

Head Office The Cedar Foundation 31 Ulsterville Avenue Belfast BT9 7AS

Karten Centre Website


Centre Established

June 2007


Participants are engaged on the 'inclusion works' program at Cedar which can run from a few months to 2 years or more and have a wide range of varied goals from long term employment and further training to social outcomes engaging more with activities in their local communities.


A wide range of physical disabilities including visual impairment, hearing impairment, brain injury and autism.

Technology used in the Karten Centre

  • PCs
  • iPads
  • Android tablets
  • Tobii eye gaze
  • Smart Phones
  • Laptops
  • Adjustable desks
  • Adaptive mouse/keyboard

Assistive Technology

Accessibility features built into iPads/tablets and smart devices. Additional software on PCs and Laptops like Jaws screen reader for visual impairment, Dragon naturally speaking, the guide etc..

Karten Centre Staff

1 full time training officer.

Karten Centre Hours

Monday-Friday 9-5.

Services offered to the Network

Advice on accessibility features of a variety of different digital devices and information on assistive/adaptive technology.