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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.
http://www.alltech-tsi.org

 

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.
http://www.calebcenter.org

 

Cyber Seniors - A Maine-based service to enable seniors to find what they need on the Web.
http://www.cyberseniors.org/

 

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.
http://www.mcbvi.org/ 

 

Maine State Policy on Web Accessibility - This is the official policy related to the accessibility of the web regulations for the State of Maine.
http://www.maine.gov/oit/accessibility/policy/webpolicy.htm

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.
http://www.tecmaine.org

 

Wings for Children and Families - The Family Center at Wings for Children and Families has computers available to parents for researching services.
http://www.wingsinc.org/parent_center.htm

Locations of Public Computers in Maine:

LinkMaine - This page can help you find a public computer near you in Maine.
http://www.linkmaine.org/Computer/default.htm

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.
http://bobby.watchfire.com/

 

The Digital Equity Toolkit - This is a toolkit to assist educators in integrating technology in their classrooms.
http://www.nici-mc2.org/de_toolkit/pages/toolkit.htm

 

Go Ask Alice! - A good resource for professionals and community organizations to check their websites for accessibility.
http://askalice.ssbtechnologies.com

 

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.
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/

 

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.
http://www.section508.gov

 

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.
http://www.webaim.org/

Web Accessibility Initiative - WAI provides info about accessibility of the Web through technology, guidelines, tools, education.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/

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