The following is a list of Assistive Technology Provider Organizations known as the Assistive Technology Consortia:
Provides AT assessment, device demonstrations and short-term equipment loans, sale of used AT, training, consultations, and technical assistance in the areas of AT, specialized software, web accessibility, and universal design in education.
Provides information, services and products that create opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently. Services include peer support, independent living assessment, AT financing, benefits counseling, adapted driver assessment and public policy development.
Links the University of Maine and the community through education, research, community service, and dissemination activities using the principles of inclusion, diversity, universal design and access, and social justice to enhance life for individuals with disabilities of all ages.
Provides information, legal, and advocacy services for people with disabilities including assistance in getting financial support or reimbursement for AT. DRM maintains the Deaf Advocacy and Communication Access Program which serves Maine people who are D/deaf*, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, Deaf-Blind and the Telecommunications Equipment Program (TEP) which provides ‘No’ or ‘Low’ cost adaptive telecommunications equipment to any Maine resident who cannot use their home’s conventional telephone due to a physical or cognitive disability.
Works to bring full access to employment, independent living and the community for people with disabilities. Working with the Career Centers and rehabilitation providers, the BRS has three service units: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and the Division of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened (DDHHLD).
Helps people meet the challenges of vision loss and blindness through services and programs such as AT and Employment to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual.
Maine Adaptive is the largest year-round adaptive recreation program in the state of Maine for adults and children with physical disabilities. Over 400 volunteers assist our athletes in appreciating the joys and challenges of sports participation.
Works with rural agriculture, rehabilitation, and health care professionals to support Maine farmers with disabilities and their families. Maine AgrAbility provides consultative services and technical assistance, such as suggestions for modifying or adapting the agricultural operation, buildings, equipment, and/or tools.
Provides AT assessment and services to individuals who have visual impairments or blindness.
Provides information, advocacy, education, and training to families of children with disabilities. MPF promotes individual aspirations and community inclusion for children with disabilities.
Located at Alpha One, the AELP provides low-interest financing to buy AT devices, adaptive equipment, access modifications at home and business.
Helps people with disabilities lead richer, independent, socially connected lives through services: Pine Tree Camp, and Camp Communicate. Communication Pathways offers AT assessment, device demonstrations and device loans.
The Assistive Technology Collection, part of the Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center, 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.