Resource Guide: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Last Updated; March 25, 2019
ADA Technical Assistance Program, Department of Justice
The ADA requires the Department of Justice to provide technical assistance to businesses, State and local governments, and individuals with rights or responsibilities under the law. The Department provides education and technical assistance through a variety of means to encourage voluntary compliance. Activities include providing direct technical assistance and guidance to the public through this ADA Website and the ADA Information Line, developing and disseminating technical assistance materials to the public, and undertaking outreach initiatives.
ADA Information Line
The Department of Justice operates a toll-free ADA Information Line to provide information and materials to the public about the requirements of the ADA. ADA Specialists, who assist callers in understanding how the ADA applies to their situation, are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Calls are confidential. To get answers to technical questions, obtain general ADA information, order free ADA materials, or ask about filing a complaint, please call: 800-514-0301 (voice); 800-514-0383 (TTY).
ADA Technical Assistance Materials
Copies of the Department's ADA regulations, technical assistance publications, and some videos can be obtained on this website, by calling the ADA Information Line, or writing to the address listed below. Publications are available in standard print and alternate format. Some publications are available in foreign languages.
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Disability Rights Section - NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530
Website: ADA Technical Assistance
400 Riverside Street, Suite A4
Portland, ME 04103
1129 Union Street, Airport Mall (Next door to Radio Shack)
Bangor, ME 04401
ALLTECH provides free of charge assistive technology assessments, device demonstrations, short-term loans, sale of used assistive technology, training, consultations, and technical assistance in the areas of assistive technology, accessible instructional materials, specialized software, web accessibility and universal design in education.
Maine CITE Coordinating Center
University College, University of Maine System
Mailing: 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Office: 225 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330
Website: Maine CITE Coordinating Center
Maine CITE (Consumer Information and Technology Training Exchange) offers activities and services that help people of all ages with disabilities access and obtain assistive and universally designed technology.
Get AT Stuff is an online equipment exchange service that helps Maine citizens buy and sell lightly used assistive technology and medical/adaptive equipment. The site is designed to get devices that are no longer being used into the hands of people who want them and could benefit from them. Items can be listed for sale or free and unlike some similar services, there is no listing fee. Website: Get AT Stuff
Maine Public Assembly Spaces with Assistive Listening
To add to this list or make corrections please contact: Eric.Dibner@maine.gov
Assistive Listening Device Type Unknown
Augusta Civic Center
The Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth
Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland
Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Portland
University of Southern Maine:
St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Portland
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison
Gracie Theater, Husson University, Bangor
VA Hospital Theater, Togus
Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit
The Strand Theater, Rockland
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg
UCC Old South Congregational Church, Hallowell
Congregation Bet Ha'am, South Portland
Little Falls Baptist Church, Standish
Allagash Brewing Company, Portland
Colby College, Waterville:
Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston
Alumni Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick
Augusta Armory Drill Hall, Augusta
Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, Thomaston
Woodland First Baptist Church, Caribou
Merrill Auditorium, Portland
Portland Stage Company, Portland
Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono
Penobscot Theatre, Bangor Opera House, Bangor
The Legislature -- Assistive listening equipment is available in the Senate and House chambers and in legislative hearing rooms. American Sign Language interpreters are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-4:00 during the legislative session. Generally, interpreters can be scheduled to interpret legislative meetings on those days and are available to help legislators communicate with constituents visiting the State House during these hours.
Contact: Casey Milligan, Manager
Legislative Information Office
100 State House Station
Room 121, State House
Augusta, ME 04333
The Courts -- For accommodations or interpreter services in a Maine state court, please contact the Office of Court Access:
Office of Court Access
Administrative Office of the Courts
P.O. Box 4820
Portland, ME 04112
Please contact the Court Access Coordinator to request disability accommodations and for other court access issues.
Court Access Coordinator
Maine Relay 711
Please contact the Communication Access Specialist to request spoken language and sign language interpreters and CART (real-time transcription) services, and for other language access issues.
Communication Access Specialist
Maine Relay 711
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Assisted Access-NFSS, Inc.
822 Preston Court
P.O. Box 230
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(847) 265-8022 (V/TTY)
(847) 265-8044 (FAX)
P.O. Box 1189
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 270-6710 (TTY)
(781) 789-9203 (V)
(781) 229-6933 (FAX)
15155 Technology Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2277
(952) 906-1099 (FAX)
Website: Harris Communications
42 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735-4710
(631) 752-1145 (VP)
(631) 752-0689 (FAX)
Website: Hear More
Anna M. Terrazzino, President
28 Woodcrest Road
Boonton, NJ 07005
(973) 402-1923 (TTY)
Weitbrecht Communications, Inc. (WCI)
1500 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 656-4924 (V/TTY)
(310) 450-9918 (FAX)
Website: Weitbrecht Communications