Assistive Technology in use

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.


AFARI Mobility Device featured in exhibit

News from the University of Maine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)… The AFARI Mobility Device, co-invented by CCIDS professors Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson, is part of the current Access+Ability exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Here are links to some recent articles about the exhibit and/or AFARI: Access+Ability’… Read more AFARI Mobility Device featured in exhibit

CTD Webinars for February 2018

The following free webinars on Assistive Technology come from CTD – the Center on Technology and Disability: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST Innovative Strategies to Enhance Understanding and Comprehension with Assistive Technology Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm EST Assistive Technology (AT) Tools for Writing Tuesday, February 20th, 2018… Read more CTD Webinars for February 2018

New Family Guide on AT and AEM Published

The Maine CITE Coordinating Center is excited to announce the release of the revised parent resource entitled, “Guide for Maine Families on Assistive Technology (AT) and Accessible Educational Materials (AEM).” The revised Guide is for Maine families of children who have disabilities ages 3 to 21 years who are eligible for services and/or programs under… Read more New Family Guide on AT and AEM Published