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Maine CITE

The Maine Department of Education’s Maine CITE Program
helps make Assistive Technologies (AT) available to the Maine children,
adults and seniors who need them.

What is Assistive Technology (AT)

Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, piece of equipment or product that makes it easier for someone with a disability to live more independently and safely, work at a job, learn in school, get about their community or pursue play and leisure.

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Closed Captioning webinar from NC-AEM

From the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (NC-AEM)… Beginning with the Why: An Introduction to Closed Captioning In this webinar we’ll use the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to examine the benefits of captioning that go beyond making videos more accessible for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. For example, captions… Read more Closed Captioning webinar from NC-AEM

Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment

From the Center on Technology and Disability comes this interesting free webinar: Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment Finding a job is hard enough, but what happens once you have one? Young adults with disabilities often have difficulty with learning job responsibilities and expectations. However, that ubiquitous smartphone can be used to support work… Read more Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment

PEAT Talks: The Future of Accessible Work

PEAT Talks is a monthly virtual speaker series to showcase organizations and individuals whose work is advancing accessible technology in the workplace. These events are designed to be energetic and interactive discussions highlighting a spectrum of exciting work supported through The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s… Read more PEAT Talks: The Future of Accessible Work

PDF conversion tools and services

A frequent request that we receive at Maine CITE is for assistance in converting complex digital documents into an accessible format. Often these are documents that have been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF) and the original document may no longer be available. The requests often come from organizations and institutions that have a large… Read more PDF conversion tools and services