Maine CITE Coordinating Center logoTraining is an integral part of the Maine CITE Coordinating Center’s mission. Training activities range from face-to-face conference and smaller group presentations to on-line training webinars.

Upcoming Events

February 4, 2016 – 3:00 PM

Resources in Maine for AAC Evaluations

Augmentative Communications deviceIn this free webinar, participants will learn about the various resources and agencies available in Maine that support people using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The focus of this training will be on the steps leading up to a formal assessment and include a process for identifying funding sources for the acquisition of AAC devices.

Read more about and register for “Resource in Maine for ACC Evaluations”…


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The following training materials have been recently produced by Maine CITE Coordinating Center and are archived here for use by professionals as well as the general public. NOTE: Certificates of Attendance are not available for archived events.


Expanding Assistive Technology Services in Maine

Silhouette of people in meetingThis conference hosted by Maine CITE and Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, was held on July 24, 2015 in Augusta.

Read more about this event and view the handouts and materials…



Accessible Digital Documents

fingers on computer keyboardRecorded: December 8, 2015 – In this 90-minute webinar, the issues and methods related to the creation of accessible digital documents were discussed. Procedures for assessing content for accessibility and team work-flows that can ensure your digital content successfully meets accessibility standards were examined.

Here is the link for more information about this webinar “Accessible Digital Documents”…

Ensuring Your Web Presence is Accessible to All

fingers on computer keyboardRecorded February 12, 2915 – In collaboration with the New England International Society for Technology in Education (NE-ISTE), John Brandt, Training/Operations Coordinator for Maine CITE will be presenting a FREE webinar on accessible web design for k-12 schools.

As schools increasing use the web to deliver information and educational content to students, families and the general public, questions have been raised as to how to ensure everyone is getting the same message. Everything from e-mail systems, content managements systems, social media outlets and on-line applications are being used to deliver your message and achieve your mission. But is your content accessible to all? In this presentation we will discuss and demonstrate how you can test and modify your web presence to ensure all users can connect with you.


Assistive Technology (AT) for Transitioning Students

Students in classroomRecorded August 14, 2014 – Kathy Adams OTL, ATP from Maine CITE and Maddie Kelley MOT from Gallant Therapy Services provided an update on AT for transitioning students in the areas of education, employment and community living. AT providers, AT devices and resources in Maine were reviewed.

Here is the link for Assistive Technology (AT) for Transitioning Students…


Maine’s Telecommunications Equipment Loan Program

caption phoneRecorded April 16, 2014, this event featured Justin Gifford of theTelecommunications Equipment Program (TEP) at the Maine Center on Deafness discussing this program which makes adaptive telephone technology available to Maine residents who cannot use a conventional telephone due to physical or cognitive disability, hearing loss or aging.

Here is the link for “Maine’s Telecommunications Equipment Loan Program”…


mPower! Financing Adaptive Equipment & Technology

mPower Loans logoRecorded November 21, 2013, this webinar explores Maine’s mPower Loan Program – offering low interest financing that increases the purchasing power of people with disabilities in Maine.

Jeremy Libby, Independent Living Specialist from Alpha One reviews the mPower Loan Program application process and loan eligibility. The mPower Loan Program was created more than 20 years ago as a revolving fund and hundreds of loans have been made and paid back over the years. The presentation will outline many types of adaptive equipment, assistive technology, vehicles and home access modifications that can be bought using mPower funds.

Here is the link for mPower! Financing Adaptive Equipment & Technology…


Keep Farming Using Technology Solutions

Keep Farming screenshotRecorded September 24, 2013, this webinar details Maine’s AgrAbility Program. The webinar features Ketra Crosson OTR, ILS from Alpha One and describes how this program works with Maine farmers who have disabilities to provide options for improving farmer safety, independence and productivity. Adaptive devices, technology solutions and funding resources are featured.

Here is the link for Keep Farming Using Technology Solutions…


Assistive Technology to Support Living Independently

Support Living Independently webinar screenshotRecorded March 27, 2013, this webinar featuring Ketra Crosson, OTR/L Independent Living Specialist and a Homeward Bound Transition Coordinator at Alpha One, discusses how assistive technology (AT) can assist people to transition out of a nursing home and provide them with more independence and safety in the community. Participants learn about AT assessment, examples of AT solutions, acquisition resources and funding options. Information about Maine’s new “Homeward Bound Program” are shared. Approximately 84 minutes.

Here is the link to the “Assistive Technology to Support Living Independently” archived webinar and the resources…


Technology: Empowering People to Continue to Live in their Homes

Alone and Invisible webinar screenshotRecorded November 13, 2012, this webinar, co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Information Network of Maine, featured Dr. Chip Teel, a family physician from Damariscotta and founder of Full Circle America. Dr. Teel provided information about innovative ways of using technology to assist Mainers to continue to live in their homes despite age infirments and disabilities. Approximately 50 minutes.

Here is the link to the “Technology: Empowering People to Continue to Live in their Homes” archived webinar and materials.


Assistive Communication Technology for People with Brain Injury

fingers on computer keyboardPresented by Linda Bonner and Shannon McFarland of the Communication Pathways program of the Pine Tree Society.

Recorded on June 19, 2012 and co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Information Network of Maine (BIIN) and Maine CITE, this webinar features information about assessment, assistive technology (AT), devices and resources in Maine to accommodate the communication needs of people with brain injury.

Here is the link to “Assistive Communication Technology for People with Brain Injury” webinar and resources.


Frequent Fallers: What EMS Can Do to Help

fingers on computer keyboardPresented by Liz Weaver, MS, LSW from Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Robert Anderson, MD from Maine Medical Center, and Kathy Adams, OTR/L, ATP from Maine CITE.

Recorded on April 12, 2012, this webinar featured information and resources in Maine that support the complex needs of older adults who fall at home and call 911 for assistance.

Here is the link to the “Frequent Fallers: What EMS Can Do to Help” webinar and resources…


Getting In the Driver’s Seat: Assisting People with Disabilities to Become Safe Drivers

fingers on computer keyboardPresented by Ketra Crosson, OTR/L, Driver Evaluator at Alpha One.

Recorded on November 15, 2011, participants in this webinar learned about the importance of driving for a person with a disability, the adaptive driving evaluation process, adaptive/assistive technology options, and information on installation and funding.

Here is the link to the “Getting In the Driver’s Seat: Assisting People with Disabilities to Become Safe Drivers” webinar…


We Need To Hear It All: Please Patch Us In

fingers on computer keyboardRecording May 1, 2013 – Today’s classrooms are complicated listening environments. Education technologies offer a variety of listening sources that can create access challenges for students with special listening needs. During this webinar, Eileen Peterson, an Educational Audiologist identifies some audio sources within the educational setting and provide information to help you “patch” sound sources together to connect students with the sounds they need to hear

Here is the link to the “We Need to Hear” webinar…


Newborn Hearing Screening…What’s Next?

fingers on computer keyboardRecorded March 22, 2013 – This webinar was offered as part of a partnership between the Maine CITE Coordinating Center and the Early Childhood and Family Services (ECFS) program of The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH).

Here is the link to “Newborn Hearing Screening…What’s Next?” archived webinar and materials…


More Training Events

We will be adding more events to this section as public events are scheduled.

Maine CITE Webinar Presenter Guide

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Revised: 09/04/2015