DEMO AND LOANER PROGRAM

Assistive Technology – AAC – Aids to Daily Living

Technological advances have made remarkable improvements in the financial, employment, educational, social, and day-to-day living aspects of all individuals, including those with disabilities. Technology increases efficiency and can make tasks easier, or even possible, for some. It is a powerful force in the shaping of lives. Assistive technology can ensure that individuals with a wide range of abilities can have meaningful access, and participate in education, employment, activities of daily living, and recreation and leisure.

Assistive technology is defined as “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off-the-shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.” By law, educational teams that meet to plan a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) must consider assistive technology.

Examples of assistive technology include “smartpens” that capture written and audio notes, apps for Tablets that support organization, speech generating devices with built-in voice output capability, speech recognition software to produce text when speaking, text-to-to speech for listening to text read out loud, screen readers, Braille displays, Talking calculators, various input devices such as trackballs, modified “mice”, joysticks, adapted keyboards and much more.

The ALLTECH Demonstration & Loaner Program is funded in part by Maine CITE. The Maine CITE Coordinating Center is the statewide program designed to help make assistive and universally-designed technology more available to Maine children and adults with disabilities.

Recognizing that assistive technology and adaptive equipment are highly individualized to the needs of each user and that consumers may need to trial various technologies before finding the right fit, ALLTECH offers consumers the opportunity to “try before they buy.”

Contact ALLTECH through the button at the bottom of this page or through our email address if there is something you’d like to trial that may not be on our list. We may be able to assist!

Another helpful resource for assistive technology equipment is the New England online classified service for recycled Assistive Technology. Check it out at www.getATstuff.com.

The items included on the following list are subject to change. ALLTECH Demo & Loaner devices are typically loaned for a period of three weeks. Consumers of the loaner program only pay shipping and handling costs to and from our office. To avoid shipping costs, equipment can be picked up in our Portland office. These loans are provided so that consumers can make purchases based on first-hand, hands-on knowledge. We do our best to acquire technology that is relevant to all disabilites and can serve a wide range of consumer needs.

We encourage you to provide feedback if you have a suggestion for a device you believe you or others might benefit from having in our program. We also encourage donations to both the Demo & Loaner program and the Recycle & Reuse program.

As items become out of date we usually move them from our program to the New England Assistive Technology Exchange at GetATStuff so be sure to check in often!

CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AAC BigMac AbleNet www.ablenetinc.com
AAC Chat PC Silk Saltillo Corp www.saltillo.com
AAC GoTalk Express 32 Attainment www.attainmentcompany.com
AAC Message Mate 20 Words + www.words-plus.com
AAC I’m A Little Teapot Song Board Mayer Johnson www.mayerjohnson.com
AAC PECS Training Manual Pyramid www.pecs.com
AAC DynaWrite DynaVox www.dynavoxtech.com
AAC Step by Step Communicator Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
AAC Springboard 2 Prentke Romich www.prentrom.com
AAC PathFinder (PF 2) Prentke Romich www.prentrom.com
AAC Step by Step with Levels Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
AAC Vantage Plus Prentke Romich www.prentrom.com
AAC Vantage Prentke Romich www.prentrom.com
AAC DV4 Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
AAC Dynavox V with EyeMax Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
AAC AbleLink Step By Step Ablenet www.ablenet.com
AAC AbleLink Little Mac Ablenet www.ablenet.com
AAC Chipper Adaptivation www.adaptivation.com
AAC Randomizer Adaptivation www.adaptivation.com
AAC Go Talk Buttons Attainment www.attainmentcompany.com
AAC Proloquo2Go App AssisitiveWare www.proloquo2go.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.plantronics.com
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
Access Writing Bird EnableMart www.enablemart.com
Access Crick USB Switch Box Crick www.cricksoft.com/us
Access Mini Relax ADL Tash www.tashinc.com
Access AbleNet Power Link 3 & 4 Ablenet www.ablenetinc.com
Access PhoneIT Dynavox www.dynavoxtech.com
Access GEWA Safe Laser Pointer GEWA/Zygo www.zygo-usa.com
Access Heavy Duty Utensil Holder Sammons Preston www.pattersonmedical.com
Access Plantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth Headset Plantronics www.plantronics.com
Access HP TouchSmart Computer HP www.hp.com/touchsmart
Access iPad with Apps for Learning & Communication Apple www.apple.com

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