Karten Centre Highlights

The Karten Newtwork publishes a newsletter four times a year. Each edition is filled with news and other interesting articles – below are the most recent articles from the Karten Centres.

  • See the inspiring work being done at the Karten Centre at the Centre for Deaf Blind People in Israel.
  • Treloar’s are lucky enough to have two Karten Centres based at Treloar College.  One is known as TreloarPrint and provides a real life working print shop for internal and external customers where students can gain important work experience and learn business skills.  Students within the Centre are working towards their City & Guilds NVQ in […]
  • This year at Sense College we have had a re-imagining of Learner Voice.  Students were asked to volunteer to be Student / Learner Reps for each area and Pathway (Vocational, Creative and Enterprise and Sensory, Interns, FE Students and Flexible Futures) and in our first meeting on March 10th the reps decided to call themselves […]
  • Equipment purchased from the Karten Network grant was used in the print projects: Face Mask design and print; The Many uses for a Blanket project; the comic book Zine project and the Emotions and Feelings project.  We also use the large screen purchased for the interview with Iain and Verity from Coronation Street.   Blanket project […]
  • Zack’s Story is a short stop-motion animation that United Response created with the help of people we support to highlight the issues of climate change. In this third chapter of Zack’s story, Zack notices lots of plastic washed up on the beach and in the sea. He sees a documentary about climate change and gets […]
  • Sense College Bedford thanks the Ian Karten Charitable Trust for their very kind and generous donation which is benefiting students of all different abilities through the use of technology. Charlie has been using the big screen to play interactive games that promote fine motor skills and the use of numeracy and literacy. Charlie loves the […]
  • In December of last year, a new and truly life-changing innovative Wearable Assistive Technology device was launched for visually impaired people by a company called Envision who are based in the Netherlands. The company began by developing a fully accessible app for smart phones which is designed to assist with managing everyday tasks such as: […]
  • The coronavirus pandemic has made us all think about different ways of working with young people and Sense College Loughborough has had to be creative in developing the curriculum to fit in with the restrictions and challenges, as well as ensuring students at home were able to access the curriculum.  The Karten Network funded technology […]
  • In 2018 FitzRoy was lucky enough to be awarded Ian Karten Charitable Trust funding to buy 8 iPads and a Clevertouch screen to be used at our On Track day service for those with learning disabilities in Petersfield, Hampshire. Each day, before the COVID-19 pandemic, these items were being used to support our members via […]
  • We are pleased to introduce Oscar. He is a student at Treloar College and has cerebral palsy and communication challenges. He spends his days learning within an Ian Karten Centre (IKC) at Treloar College, set up in September 2001 to provide a real working environment in which to offer a range of qualifications. Known externally […]