Demonstrations

Assisitive Technology at exhibit spaceAT Device Demonstrations compare the features and benefits of a particular AT device or category of devices for an individual or small group of individuals. Several of our Partners offer Device Demonstrations enables individuals to make an informed choice. See also a list of Partners who provide Devices for Loan which allow the consumer to “try before they buy.”

Please also visit our Events and Demonstrations News Page for information and announcements of upcoming demonstrations.

Organizations and Businesses Providing Demonstrations

Spurwink ALLTECH

ALLTECH logoSpurwink ALLTECH provides face-to-face and virtual consultation, assessment, professional development, and technical assistance to support the development of knowledge and skills for individuals who have disabilities, their families and educators, service providers, employers and health/disability-related agencies. Spurwink ALLTECH’s comprehensive array of services include demonstrations of:

  • Assistive Technology (AT).
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC).
  • Universal Design (UD).
  • Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM).
  • Computer accessibility.

Spurwink ALLTECH serves individuals with a wide range of disabilities including persons who have cognitive, communication, motor, and vision difficulties. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at Spurwink ALLTECH…

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY COLLECTION AT UNIVERSITY OF MAINE FARMINGTON

University of Maine Farmington - logoThe Assistive Technology Collection, part of the Kalikow Curriculum Materials Center Assistive Technology Collection, is a resource offered free to UMF students, faculty, and staff, and to professionals in the community, individuals with disabilities, and their families. The Assistive Technology Collection provides a place to view assistive technology (AT) devices, to receive a demonstration of the AT, and to obtain information about AT in general. Many of the items may be signed out for use at home or in a school or therapeutic setting. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at University of Maine Farmington…

C.A.R.E.S., INC.

CARES, Inc. logoProvides information about AT and advocates for clients of Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Services. They also provide AT device demonstrations and short-term loans geared for seniors and veterans. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at C.A.R.E.S., Inc…

PINE TREE SOCIETY

Pine Tree SocietyPine Tree Society, with services statewide for people of all ages, offers a wide array of AT assessment and demonstrations through their Audiology and Communication services. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at The Pine Tree Society…

DISABILITY RIGHTS MAINE

Disability Rights Maine logoDisability Rights Maine now manage a number of programs for individuals who are D/deaf, Deaf-Blind, late-deafened or hard of hearing. Programs include the Deaf-Blind Equipment Program and the Telecommunications Equipment Program (TEP) which provides the consumer with access to a wide array of telephone equipment demo, loan, or purchase. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at the Disability Rights Maine…

RECREATION ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE (RATE)

University of Southern Maine logoRecreation Assistive Technology Exchange (RATE) at the University of Southern Maine (USM) offers an extensive information resource and the opportunity to try out AT devices for adapted recreation such as bowling, fishing, golf, gardening, etc. When the devices are not being used for academics purposes, individuals can make an appointment to view or try a device that s/he is considering for purchase or has intentions of making. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at the Recreation Assistive Technology Exchange (RATE)…

MAINE ADAPTIVE SPORTS AND RECREATION

Maine Adaptive Sports logoMaine Adaptive Sports & Recreation (formerly Maine Handicapped Skiing) provides year-round adaptive recreational programs that teach adaptive sports activities to people with physical disabilities, ages four and up. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation…

NORTHEAST PASSAGE

Northeast Passage is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of innovative therapeutic recreation services. Northeast Passage delivers disability-related health promotion and adapted sports programs throughout New England. Northeast Passage is a program of the University of New Hampshire’s College of Health and Human Services and is an affiliate of Disabled Sports USA. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at Northeast Passage…

MARK HAMMOND ASSOCIATES

Mark Hammond Associates is a leader in providing Speech-Language Pathology services with a focus on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for children and adults. They also provide AT device demo, loan and sales to enhance communication. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at Mark Hammond Associates…

ADVANCED MODIFICATIONS

A Maine-based company that sells and installs equipment to modify vehicles to make them accessible to disabled people. They also sell adaptive equipment for the home. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at Advanced Modifications…

MAINE ACCESSIBILITY

Maine Accessibility Corporation is a locally owned and operated business offering sales and service for a wide range of equipment designed to help people move easily about their home or office in their day to day lives. This includes products such as ramps, elevators, stair lifts, chair lifts, platform lifts, dumbwaiters and other related products. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at Maine Accessibility…

RIDE-AWAY

Ride-Away offers a full line of adapted vehicle modifications. They have many vehicles available for demo as well up to date technology for consumers to achieve independent safe transportation. They also offer a used vehicle listing service. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at Ride-Away…

AUTOTRONICS

Autotronics offers a full line of adapted vehicle modifications (vans, trucks and cars): sales, equipment installation and service to achieve independent safe transportation. They also offer a used vehicle listing service. Learn more about Device Demonstrations at Autotronics…

Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England (HOMES)

Formerly, the New England Medical Equipment Dealers Association, HOMES has many members throughout Maine who sell and service a large array of adaptive devices, AT and medical equipment for people of all ages to use at home, school or work. Most have showrooms with equipment on display and their staff will assist with device demonstration to help consumers make the best purchasing decisions and explore payment options. To find the adaptive/medical equipment dealer nearest you visit the HOMES Provider Locator website.


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revised: 09/08/2015