Mencap National College, Pengwern

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

To train young people and adults in how to access ICT systems to aid them in there daily lives. The centre facilitates assessments of learners needs with a range of bespoke, adapted and main stream technology. The centre is also designed to support the development of high quality, age appropriate resources in both English and Welsh.

Centre Address

The Karten CTEC Centre Mencap National College, Pengwern Sarn Lane, RHUDDLAN, Denbighshire, LL185UH

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Karten Centre Manager

Stuart Lawrie

Contact Details


01745 592300


Host Organisation

Pengwern College

Karten Centre Website

Centre Established

April 2008


The centre focuses on learners with specific learning difficulties but has a wide range of technology for learners who may also have physical or visual impairments.


Two completely refurbished rooms with 10 PCs in each room along with a PC for a facilitator and an interactive whiteboard. The PCs are connected to the internet and linked to a file server and dedicated colour laser printers.

Technology used in the Karten Centre

All the computers have a biometric login system which enables us to provide a personalised learning environment and removes the need for a username and passwords. All the computers have access to a range of software including Thunder screen reader, Read and Write 7 Gold, Communicate in Print, communicate by choice Writing with symbols (English & Welsh) and Clicker. Dedicated workstations have access to boardmaker. Each room has a soundfield to aid communications with the learners.