Last Updated; February 16, 2024

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 non-English 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

Spurwink ALLTECH

295 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04101
Website: Spurwink ALLTECH

ALLTECH programs are supported with federal funds through Maine CITE, and include both a Loaner Program and a ReUse Program for assistive technology devices. We provide device demonstrations, short-term loans, consultations, technical assistance sale of used assistive technology and training, consultations in the areas of assistive technology, accessible instructional materials, specialized software, web accessibility and universal design in education.

Maine CITE

University of Maine Augusta
Mailing: 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
621-3195 (V)
TTY users may use Maine Relay 711
Website: Maine CITE
Website: AT4Maine

Maine Community Inclusion through TEchnology (CITE) is a statewide assistive technology (AT) program for people with disabilities. Maine CITE is a free resource for Mainers, providing device demonstrations and short-term loans, equipment reuse, information, and training. The program allows people of all ages and all abilities to learn about and access AT. Using AT can optimize independence and productivity at school, home, and work. is a statewide inventory of more than 1000 AT devices available for demonstration and loan.

Maine Public Assembly Spaces with Assistive Listening

Updated 08/21/23
To add to this list or make corrections please contact:

Assistive Listening Device Type Unknown

Augusta Civic Center
Bangor Auditorium
The Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth
Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland
Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Portland
University of Southern Maine:

  • Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, Portland
  • Cohen Education Center, Osher Map Library, Portland
    St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Portland
    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison

    FM System

    Maine State Music Theater, Brunswick
    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
    Christchurch, Portland
    Allagash Brewing Company, Portland
    Colby College, Waterville:

  • Diamond Building Ostrove Auditorium
  • Alumni Center - Parker-Reed Room
  • Lovejoy Building - Room 100
  • Keyes Building - Room 105
  • Arey Building - Room 005
  • Olin Science Building - Room 001
  • Induction Loop

    Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston
    Alumni Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick
    Augusta Armory Drill Hall, Augusta
    Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, Thomaston
    Maine State Music Theater, Brunswick
    Woodland First Baptist Church, Caribou

    Infrared System

    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. It is helpful to call ahead for assistive listening equipment to ensure they are in working order. American Sign Language interpreters are available on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-5:00 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. Call ahead to reserve interpreter services
    Contact: Casey Milligan, Manager
    Legislative Information Office
    100 State House Station
    Room 132, State House
    Augusta, ME 04333
    287-1692 (V)
    287-1580 (FAX)
    Use Maine Relay 711

    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
    207-822-0718 (V)
    Maine Relay 711
    207-776-6096 (FAX)

    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
    207-822-0703 (V)
    Maine Relay 711
    207-822-0781 (FAX)

    These listings are for your convenience; they are not meant as an endorsement.