The Maine CITE Partners, known as the Assistive Technology Consortia, includes the following Maine organizations (in alphabetical order):
Provides professional development opportunities, resources, and helps schools save funds through its group-purchasing consortium.
Provides AT assessment, device demonstrations and short-term loans, sale of used AT, training, consultations, and technical assistance in the areas of AT, AIM, 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.
Provides information about AT and advocates for clients of Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Services. They also provide AT device demonstrations and short-termloans geared for seniors and veterans.
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. Also supports the Brain Injury Information Network biin.org.
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 (DDFFLD).
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.
Serves people who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing resources, advocacy and helping the public understand Deaf culture and effective ways of communication. MCD provides the statewide telecommunications equipment loan program (TEP).
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.
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, Camp Communicate, and the Kids Project. Communication Pathways offers AT assessment, device demonstrations and device loans.
The Kalikow Curriculum Materials Center (KCMC) is a free AT library for faculty, students, professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their families. They provide AT device demonstrations and short-term loans, information about AT, how to use and evaluate various devices. Visitors can view AT devices, specialized software and computer adaptations.