Resources

The following is a list of vendors, organizations and agencies that may assist you in the purchasing of Assistive Technology (AT) as well as provide financial information. Please also see information about Grants and Funding Programs on the Paying for AT resource on Maine CITE.

Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) have developed a financial education book, Cents and Sensibility, to respond to a need in the disability community. We’ve since learned from our pilot programs that everyone can benefit from this information. It’s important to understand how to manage your money so that your money doesn’t manage you! Link to Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management…

AbleData

A catalog site providing information on over 29,000 assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment products for consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers. Link to AbleData...

New England ADA Center

More about voluntary compliance to ADA guidelines, this site offers specific information for making businesses and occupations accessible through education programs, technical assistance, training, consulting, publications and design advocacy. Serving the New England states. Link to the New England ADA Center…

Spurwink ALLTECH

Spurwink ALLTECH provides assistive technology, training, consultations, and technical assistance to impact the lives of individuals with disabilities in the areas of education, community living, employment and IT/telecom. Link to Spurwink ALLTECH…

Alpha One

Provides information & services that create opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently: peer support, independent living assessment, AT financing, and adapted driver assessments. They also work with consumers seeking mPower loans to help identify what kind of adaptive resources would be most helpful. Their web site includes relevant news articles and a wide range of disability resources. Link to Alpha One...

Alpha One – Financial Freedom Booklet

Developed by Alpha One, Financial Freedom is a valuable resource guide for anyone looking to learn more about how to manage personal financial resources. The free online booklet contains information on finance basics, organizing personal finances, managing and eliminating debt, and securing necessary assistive technology. Link to the Financial Freedom booklet…

Alpha One – Classified Ads

An excellent resource for individuals looking to purchase used adaptive equipment and assistive technology. Link to Alpha One’s Classified Ads…

Black Bear Medical

A medical equipment and tech supplier with a professional staff that has over 50 years of combined health care experience. Our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. Link to Black Bear Medical…

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

Brings full access to employment, independent living and the community. Working with the Career Centers and rehabilitation providers, the BRS has three units: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and the Division of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened (DDFFLD).

Disability Rights Maine

Disability Rights Maine provides information, legal, and advocacy services including assistance in getting financial support or reimbursement for AT. The Deaf Services Program is for people who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing resources and advocacy. Provides the state Telecommunications Equipment Loan program (TEP). Link to Disability Rights Maine…

CARES, Inc.

Provides training and advocacy services, public policy development, case management, AT device demonstrations and device loans for people with disabilities and seniors. Link to CARES, Inc…

GetATstuff

GetATstuff is a web-based “classified ad” site to help get Assistive Technology devices that are no longer being used into the hands of people who need and can benefit from them. This is a regional site for users to locate AT through the north east. Link to GetATstuff…

Goodwill of Northern New England

Connects people to a more independent life. Goodwill’s AT services helps individuals with disabilities increase their function, productivity on the job as well as their safety and independence in the community. Offers AT assessments. Link to Goodwill of Northern New England…

The Iris Network

Helping Maine’s blind and visually impaired people meet the challenges of vision loss and blindness through services and programs such as AT and Employment since 1905. Link to The Iris Network…

Job Accommodation Network – JAN

A broad-ranging site with information for employers and potential employees, facts about disability legislation, links to sites on specific disabilities, and the staff recommendations on publications and articles on almost every disability-related topic under the sun. Link to Job Accommodation Network…

Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care

Kennebec Pharmacy and Home Care provides pharmaceutical, durable medical equipment and home health care services to residents throughout Central and Southern Maine. Link to Kennebec Pharmacy…

Maine Adaptive Sports

Is the year round adapted recreation program for people with disabilities of all ages. Offers AT and adapted equipment to fully engage in sports & leisure activities. Link to Maine Adaptive Sports…

Maine AgrAbility

Supports Maine farmers, loggers and fishermen with disabilities, provides consultations and services for modifying/adapting the workplace operation, buildings, equipment and using AT. Link to Maine AgrAbility…

Maine CITE Coordinating Center

Provides information, technical assistance and training on AT, accessible information technology and accessible instructional materials (AIM). The Center works to develop policy on AT and explores ways to increase funding for buying AT. Link to Maine CITE Coordinating Center…

Maine Parent Federation (MPF)

Provides information, advocacy, education, and training to families of children with disabilities. MPF promotes community inclusion for children with disabilities. Link to Maine Parent Federation…

Majors Mobility

A medical equipment and tech supplier providing mobility solutions to help you live as full and independent a life as possible. Link to Majors Mobility…

Mainely Access

Provides comprehensive access evaluations, training in the use of adaptive hardware and software, and workplace integration of access technology. Link to Mainely Access…

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now – to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. Link to MS Society- Maine…

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.  Link to MDA of Maine…

Pine Tree Society

Assists people with disabilities lead independent, socially connected lives through Pine Tree Camp, Camp Communicate, and Communication Pathways. AT assessments, device demonstrations and device loans are also available. Link to Pine Tree Society…

Ride-Away

Ride-Away sells and services modified vehicles and adaptive transportation equipment for people with disabilities. Link to Ride Away…

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies (CCIDS)

Is a link between the university and the community through interdisciplinary education, research, community service and dissemination activities. The Center’s work incorporates the principles of inclusion, diversity, universal access design, and social justice related to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities of all ages. Link to University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies…

University of Maine at Farmington – The Kalikow Curriculum Materials Center (KCMC)

Is an AT library that provides AT device demonstrations and short-term loans, information about AT, how to use and evaluate various devices. Link to Kalikow Curriculum Materials Center…

U.S. Department of Justice – Tax Incentives for Businesses

Businesses can take advantage of two Federal tax incentives available to help cover costs of making access improvements for customers with disabilities. Link to Tax Incentives for Businesses…