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
AACBigMacAbleNetwww.ablenetinc.com
AACChat PC SilkSaltillo Corpwww.saltillo.com
AACGoTalk Express 32Attainmentwww.attainmentcompany.com
AACMessage Mate 20Words +www.words-plus.com
AACI’m A Little Teapot Song BoardMayer Johnsonwww.mayerjohnson.com
AACPECS Training ManualPyramidwww.pecs.com
AACDynaWriteDynaVoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AACStep by Step CommunicatorAblenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AACSpringboard 2Prentke Romichwww.prentrom.com
AACPathFinder (PF 2)Prentke Romichwww.prentrom.com
AACStep by Step with LevelsAblenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AACVantage PlusPrentke Romichwww.prentrom.com
AACVantagePrentke Romichwww.prentrom.com
AACDV4Dynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AACDynavox V with EyeMaxDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AACAbleLink Step By StepAblenetwww.ablenet.com
AACAbleLink Little MacAblenetwww.ablenet.com
AACChipperAdaptivationwww.adaptivation.com
AACRandomizerAdaptivationwww.adaptivation.com
AACGo Talk ButtonsAttainmentwww.attainmentcompany.com
AACProloquo2Go AppAssisitiveWarewww.proloquo2go.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApple www.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.plantronics.com
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com
CategoryDescriptionManufacturerWebsite
AccessWriting BirdEnableMartwww.enablemart.com
AccessCrick USB Switch BoxCrickwww.cricksoft.com/us
AccessMini Relax ADLTashwww.tashinc.com
AccessAbleNet Power Link 3 & 4Ablenetwww.ablenetinc.com
AccessPhoneITDynavoxwww.dynavoxtech.com
AccessGEWA Safe Laser PointerGEWA/Zygowww.zygo-usa.com
AccessHeavy Duty Utensil HolderSammons Prestonwww.pattersonmedical.com
AccessPlantronics CS50 USB Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronicswww.plantronics.com
AccessHP TouchSmart ComputerHPwww.hp.com/touchsmart
AccessiPad with Apps for Learning & CommunicationApplewww.apple.com

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