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Maine AgrAbility at the Ag Trades Show

Maine AgrAbility focusing on Universal Design on the Farm at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show January 10, 11, 12, 2017 Universal Design recommendations are especially important in the agricultural setting where both household and occupational operations occur simultaneously, and where multiple household members are affected by modifications. The goal of using Universal Design concepts for… Read more Maine AgrAbility at the Ag Trades Show

UMF honors longtime faculty member Loraine Spenciner with dedication, May 6

FARMINGTON, ME (April 29, 2016)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to recognize the contributions of Loraine Spenciner, longtime early childhood special education faculty member, with a celebratory dedication of the newly-renamed Loraine J. Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center located in the Theodora J. Kalikow Education Center. The event will be held at noon, Friday,… Read more UMF honors longtime faculty member Loraine Spenciner with dedication, May 6

Deafblind Learning Modules Available

The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance and Training (NEC) is pleased to announce Deafblind Learning Modules for Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Parents and Interveners The Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deafblind (ages 3… Read more Deafblind Learning Modules Available

The Center on Online Learning Publishes Report

Equity Matters: Digital and Online Learning for Students with Disabilities The 2015 Annual Publication from the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities presents some preliminary results from a number of research projects to inform the various stakeholder groups of the emerging trends, outcomes, challenges, and promising practices related to the involvement of students… Read more The Center on Online Learning Publishes Report

AT helps Maine orchard grow

The Sun Journal recently published an article about the Pietree Farm in Sweden, Maine describing how the Maine AgrAbility project helped Stephen and Tabitha King make the farm more accessible so their daughter Naomi (who has a progressive muscular disorder) could continue to work. The article notes, “King was adamant about making the whole farm… Read more AT helps Maine orchard grow

mPower Podcast

Kathy Adams, Maine CITE Director and Eric Dibner, Maine State ADA/Section 504 Accessibility Coordinator for Maine (pictured in the image on this page) were recently interviewed on Z105-5 radio in Auburn about the mPower program, Maine Alternative Financing progam for assistive technology. We have provided an edited version of that audio-only interview (15:41) and the transcript below.… Read more mPower Podcast

Accessible Meetings Resource

The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) at the University of Maine and Speaking Up for Us (SUFU), Maine’s Self-Advocacy Network, have collaborated on a new free resource, Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences: A Suggested Checklist and Guide. The checklist, a 15-page accessible PDF, is designed to help any person, group, or organization plan a… Read more Accessible Meetings Resource

Donated Robot Helps Gorham Student

By Dennis Crowe – Republished with permission from the June 2015 edition of Electronic Educator,by the Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine (ACTEM). Morgan is a fifth grade student at Village Elementary School in Gorham that desperately wants to attend school, but has cancer. Due to regular chemotherapy, she misses weeks and sometimes months of… Read more Donated Robot Helps Gorham Student