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Maine-Based Services:

ALLTech - ALLTech develops visually pleasing accessible Web sites, conducts Web accessibility evaluations, provides Web accessibility training, and offers consultation services.


Caleb Center - This center in downtown Portland offers computer training and computer use to its members. The fee is $10 per month and all elders and persons with disabilities are welcome. They also have a crafts consignment shop.


Cyber Seniors - A Maine-based service to enable seniors to find what they need on the Web.


Iris Network - The Iris Network assists Mainers who are blind or visually impaired to live self-determined lives, by offering services through a rehabilitation center, community services, Maine AIRS, residential program and computer access training. Click onto their live broadcasts. 


Maine State Policy on Web Accessibility - This is the official policy related to the accessibility of the web regulations for the State of Maine.

Technical Exploration Center -This is a collaboration between Husson College and UCP of Maine. It is an assistive technology program that lends equipment, and provides evaluations, resource materials, technical assistance, and AT related training.


Wings for Children and Families - The Family Center at Wings for Children and Families has computers available to parents for researching services.

Locations of Public Computers in Maine:

LinkMaine - This page can help you find a public computer near you in Maine.

Other Useful Internet Links:

Bobby Worldwide - Bobby is a tool that tests webpages for accessibility. This tool can help you improve your site so that more people can access it.


The Digital Equity Toolkit - This is a toolkit to assist educators in integrating technology in their classrooms.


Go Ask Alice! - A good resource for professionals and community organizations to check their websites for accessibility.


Microsoft Accessibility: Technology for Everyone - Click on the "Guides by Disability" button to find out about hardware, software and adjustments you can make to fit your needs.


Section 508 - Using this website, you can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508, a law that requires Federal agencies to have accessible sites and electronic information.


Web Accessibility in Mind - This site provides help in making the web and web pages accessible for individuals with various disabilities, it includes tutorials, tips and products.

Web Accessibility Initiative - WAI provides info about accessibility of the Web through technology, guidelines, tools, education.

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