The Maine Store includes information that might be useful to providers, employers, landlords and consumers about purchasing products and other resources related to disabilities.
The following sites have comprehensive information on many types of products:
Ability Hub - Ability
Hub, a site by and for persons with disabilities, focuses on adaptive
equipment and alternative methods to access computers such as text readers,
handheld spell checkers, flatbed scanners and memory devices.
- You can get information and purchase assistive devices and hearing
aids on this site. It also has ADA information and driving information
for individuals who are hard of hearing.
This site was written by the sister of a woman with a disability and
is an on-line shopping mall of adaptive devices/equipment for children
Accessible - This New
Hampshire site has a variety of products to purchase to increase accessibility
for people who use wheelchairs.
Maker - This
is a business that adds closed-captioning to videos and DVDs.
Communications - This
website has adaptive devices and technologies for persons who are
Deaf or hard of hearing.
Located in Waterville, the store sells ramps, lifts, and stairway lifts.
This site has a listing of companies that supply wheelchair, lift and
Medical — This
website store specializes in scooters, lift chairs and wheelchairs.
They're located in Florida.
Lifts of New England
-This New Hampshire company provides
"complete safe patient handling and transfer solutions." They
serve all of New England for both home care and institutional settings.
Their toll-free number is: 800-987-6219
— RehabTool offers assistive and adaptive technology products,
an online community forum, and a search engine to find products.
— Ride-Away provides sales and rentals of accessible vehicles
and vehicle modifications.
Rifton Equipment — This
New York-based company sells a variety of mobility equipment for children
and adults. Though there is a place to "log in"to view the
site, you don't have to. Just click on the type of equipment you want
to see and scroll down for the price and detail information.
- This site
offers a variety of equipment for treatment and rehabilitation for all
types of needs.
- This website has TTYs, adaptive phones and signalers for persons who
are Deaf or hard of hearing.
Adaptation Information - This page is on the Car Talk radio
program website. It contains links to resources about simple hand controls
to voice recognition devices. Click on the link to "Our Favorite
Resources" or to their question and answer page.
World Playground, Parks & Recreation Products And Services Web Directory
- This site
offers a variety of companies who provide accessible playground equipment.
They are listed both by manufacturer, and by type of equipment you are
looking to purchase.
Books and Periodicals
- At this site, you can find plentiful
resources based on the latest disability research, education and child
Edmark - Edmark
is a developer and publisher of children's educational software. Here,
you'll find descriptions of the unique features in programs that make
exceptional learning tools for children with special needs.
- This site is a small independent press striving to produce readable,
accessible, user-friendly books and resources about full inclusion in
school, work, and community.
House - publishes books
for parents, children, teachers and other professionals on a host of
disabilities and disability-related resources.
Environments Center - Adaptive Environments has compliance guides
to help business owners identify physical and communication barriers
in their facilities. Specialized guides are available for supermarkets,
food service, community buildings, and schools.
Materials Exchange - The Exchange offers recycled housing materials
for purchase to Maine families to maintain and repair their homes. The
Exchange requires a membership and is based on household income.
Products for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Printing House for the Blind
- This site provides educational tool
for the individuals who are blind.
This site bills itself as "Expanding the World of Reading"
for persons who are blind and visually impaired.
Access - Providing adaptive technology assessment and training to individuals with disabilities throughout the state of Maine.
This site provides products and services for individuals who are blind.
for the Blind & Dyslexic -
Educational and professional books on audiotape, covering all subjects
from kindergarten through postgraduate.
Products include video magnifiers and CCTVs.
Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers
This site lists the suppliers who are registered dealers.