Resource Guide: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Last Updated; September 12, 2018

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

ALLTECH

400 Riverside Street, Suite A4
Portland, ME 04103
207-321-6080 X3314
1-888-748-4018 (FAX)
1129 Union Street, Airport Mall (Next door to Radio Shack)
Bangor, ME 04401
207-947-9180

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
621-3482 (TTY)
621-3195 (V)
629-5429 (FAX)
Email: kadams@mainecite.org
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

Updated 07/10/15
To add to this list or make corrections please contact: Eric.Dibner@maine.gov

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

    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
    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. 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
    287-1692 (V)
    287-1580 (FAX)
    287-6826 (TTY)
    Email: casey.milligan@legislature.maine.gov

    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
    Email: accessibility@courts.maine.gov
    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
    Email: interpreters@courts.maine.gov
    207-822-0703 (V)
    Maine Relay 711
    207-822-0781 (FAX)

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

    Assisted Access-NFSS, Inc.
    822 Preston Court
    P.O. Box 230
    Lake Villa, IL 60046
    1-800-950-9655 (V/TTY)
    (847) 265-8022 (V/TTY)
    (847) 265-8044 (FAX)
    Email: assistedaccess-nfss@comcast.net

    Hartling Communications
    P.O. Box 1189
    Burlington, MA 01803
    (781) 270-6710 (TTY)
    1-800-672-9455 (TTY)
    (781) 789-9203 (V)
    1-800-475-3183 (V)
    (781) 229-6933 (FAX)
    Email: info@hearitbetter.com

    Harris Communications
    15155 Technology Drive
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2277
    866-789-3468 (VP)
    952-388-2152 (VP)
    1-800-825-9187 (TTY)
    1-800-825-6758 (V)
    (952) 906-1099 (FAX)
    Email: info@harriscomm.com
    Website: Harris Communications

    Hear More
    42 Executive Blvd.
    Farmingdale, NY 11735-4710
    1-800-281-3555 (TTY)
    (631) 752-1145 (VP)
    1-800-881-4327 (V)
    (631) 752-0689 (FAX)
    Email: sales@hearmore.com
    Website: Hear More

    Phone-TTY, Inc.
    Anna M. Terrazzino, President
    28 Woodcrest Road
    Boonton, NJ 07005
    1-866-757-1555 (VP)
    (973) 402-1923 (TTY)
    Email: phonetty@aol.com

    Weitbrecht Communications, Inc. (WCI)
    1500 Olympic Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90404
    1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY)
    (310) 656-4924 (V/TTY)
    (310) 450-9918 (FAX)
    Email: sales@weitbrecht.com
    Website: Weitbrecht Communications