Demo & 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 makes many tasks easier. 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, be productive citizens, and participate in education, 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.

Assistive technology includes voice recorders, personal electronic organizers, augmentative communication devices, speech recognition software, voice output software, screen readers, onscreen calculators that provide voice output, various input devices, such as adapted keyboards and switches, and specially adapted computers.

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 who have disabilities.

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Recognizing that assistive technology abandonment is a problem ALLTECH offers consumers the opportunity to "try before they buy."

Contact ALLTECH if there is something you’d like to trial that may not be on our list. We may be able to assist!

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

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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 or Bangor office (by appointment only). 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!

Key:

AAC = Augmentative & Alternative Communication

Learning Aid 

Access = Miscellaneous Alternative Input

Memory Aid

Accessible Text = Hardware to Access Digital Text

Mouse

ADL = Aid to Daily Living 

Page Turner

Amplification

Portable Word Processor

Book

Switch

CCTV = Low Vision

Switch Adapted Toy

Head Access = Alternative Input-Head Pointing Device

Switch Interface

Joystick

Trackball

Keyboard

Trackpad - TouchPad

Keyguard

iPad Devices

 

Category

Description

Manufacturer

Website

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

Step by Step Communicator

Ablenet

www.ablenetinc.com

AAC

DynaWrite

DynaVox

www.dynavoxtech.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

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

Accessible Text

Intel Reader

Humanware

www.humanware.com

Accessible Text

Victor Reader

Humanware

www.humanware.com

Accessible Text

Echo and Pulse Pen

Live Scribe

www.livescribe.com

ADL

Free Hand ADL with Transceiver Module

Adaptivation

www.adaptivation.com

ADL

Switch Latch & Timer

AbleNet

www.ablenetinc.com

ADL

Mini Transceiver X10 Module

X10

www.x10.com/automation/x10_tm751.htm

ADL

FreeSwitch Wireless

Adaptivation

www.adaptivation.com

ADL

Powerhouse x10 Transceiver Module

Powerhouse

www.x10.com/automation/x10_tm751.htm

Amplification

Chattervox Pro

Chattervox

www.chattervox.com

Amplification

Pocketalker Ultra

Williams Sound

www.williamssound.com

Book

The Book of Possibilities Secondary Edition

AbleNet

www.ablenetinc.com

Book

The Book of Possibilities Elementary Edition

AbleNet

www.ablenetinc.com

Book

One Handed in a Two Handed World

Therapro Inc

www.theraproducts.com

Book

Handbook of Adapted Switches and AAC Devices

Academic Software

www.academicsoftwareusa.com

Book

Using AT to Meet Literacy Standards

IEP Resources

www.attainmentcompany.com

Book

The Picture Communication Symbols Comm. Book

Mayer Johnson

www.mayerjohnson.com

Head Access

HeadMouse Extreme

Origin Instruments

orin.com

Head Access

Adjustable Head Pointer

Sammons Preston

www.sammonspreston.com

Head Access

Tracker One

Madentec

www.madentec.com

Joystick

SAM Joystick

RJ Cooper

www.rjcooper.com

Joystick

Roller Joystick with Keyguard

Penny Giles

www.traxsys.com

Keyboard

Little Fingers Keyboard with Keyguard

DataDesk

www.datadesktech.com

Keyboard

Matias Half QWERTY keyboard

Matias

half-qwerty.com

Keyboard

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Microsoft

www.microsoft.com   

Keyboard

IntelliKeys USB

IntelliTools

www.intellitools.com

Keyboard

FrogPad Righty and Lefty

FrogPad

www.frogpad.com

Keyboard

VisionaryKeyBoard2

Chester Creek

www.chestercreektech.com

Keyboard

LessonBoard

Chester Creek

www.chestercreektech.com

Learning Aid

Franklin Speaking Dictionary and Thesaurus

Franklin

www.franklin.com

Memory Aid

MotionPad

Attainment

www.attainmentcompany.com

Memory Aid

Timepad

Attainment

www.attainmentcompany.com

Memory Aid

StepPAD

Attainment

www.attainmentcompany.com

Memory Aid 

Talking Picture Frame

RadioShack

www.radioshack.com

Mouse

Laser Mouse

Zero Tension Mouse

www.zerotensionmouse.com

Mouse

Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000

Microsoft

www.microsoft.com  

Page Turner

GEWA Page Turner BLV-6D

GEWA/Zygo

www.zygo-usa.com

Page Turner

GEWA Scanning Controller for Page Turner

GEWA/Zygo

www.zygo-usa.com

Page Turner

GEWA Joystick Controller for Page Turner

GEWA/Zygo

www.zygo-usa.com

Portable word processor

AlphaSmart NEO and DANA

AlphaSmart

www.alphasmart.com

Switch

Air Cushion Switch

Prentke Romich

www.prentrom.com

Switch

Bass Switch

Don Johnston

www.donjohnston.com

Switch

Grasp Switch

Tash

www.tashinc.com

Switch

Plate Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Red Dot Membrane Switch

 

 

Switch

Ultimate Wobble Switch w/19" gooseneck

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Leaf Switch

Tash

www.tashinc.com

Switch

TipSwitch

Tash

www.tashinc.com

Switch

Untouchable Buddy Switch

Tash

www.tashinc.com

Switch

Ability Switch Tester

Tash

www.tashinc.com

Switch

Green Pillow Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Pillow board Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Grip/Puff Switch Box w/variety grips

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Twitch Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Wireless Ultimate Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Wireless Ultimate Switch w/19" gooseneck

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Adjustable Pressure Pinch Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Button Click Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Voice Activated Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Twitch Switch Box

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Life Breath Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Happy Face Switch

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch

Blue Jellybean Switch

AbleNet

www.ablenetinc.com

Switch

Green Jellybean Switch

AbleNet

www.ablenetinc.com

Switch

Eyebrow Switch

Words +

www.words-plus.com

Switch

Tip Switch

Tash

www.tashinc.com

Switch

Chin Switch

 

 

Switch

Red Large Pal Pad

Adaptivation

www.adaptivation.com

Switch

Green Medium Pal Pad

Adaptivation

www.adaptivation.com

Switch

Yellow Small Pal Pad

Adaptivation

www.adaptivation.com

Switch

Orange Medium Wireless Pal Pad

Adaptivation

www.adaptivation.com

Switch

Little Chin Switch

 

 

Switch

SCATIR Standard Cable Sensor Switch

Artificial Language Laboratory

www.msu.edu/~artlang

Switch

SCATIR Eyeglass Mount Sensor Switch

Artificial Language Laboratory

www.msu.edu/~artlang

Switch

SCATIR Switch

Artificial Language Laboratory

www.msu.edu/~artlang

Switch

SCATIR Gooseneck Sensor Switch

Artificial Language Laboratory

www.msu.edu/~artlang

Switch

IST Switch Box

Words+

www.words-plus.com

Switch

IST Touch Sensor Switch

Words+

www.words-plus.com

Switch

IST InfraRed Sensor

Words+

www.words-plus.com

Switch

IST Voice Sensor

Words+

www.words-plus.com

Switch

Wisp Transmitter

Madentec

www.madentec.com

Switch

Wisp Cheek Switch

Madentec

www.madentec.com

Switch

Wisp Sip/puff

Madentec

www.madentec.com

Switch

Wisp Receiver

Madentec

www.madentec.com

Switch

Blue Buddy Button

Tash

www.tashinc.com

Switch

Red Jellybean Switch

AbleNet

www.ablenetinc.com

Switch

Yellow Jellybean Switch

AbleNet

www.ablenetinc.com

Switch

Microlight Switch

Tash

www.tashinc.com

Switch adapted toy

Switch adapted bubble blower

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch adapted toy

Bubble blower switch operator module

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch adapted toy

Paint & Swirl

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch adapted toy

Multisensory Motivational Center

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch adapted toy

Switch adapted AM/FM Radio

Enabling Devices/Panasonic

enablingdevices.com

Switch adapted toy

Switch adapted CD player

Enabling Devices/Panasonic

enablingdevices.com

Switch adapted toy

Pouring Cup on flex mount

Enabling Devices

enablingdevices.com

Switch Interface

Switch Interface Pro

Don Johnston

www.donjohnston.com

Switch interface

Mouse Mover

Tash

www.tashinc.com

Trackball

Roller II Trackball

Penny Giles

www.traxsys.com

Trackball

BigTrack trackball

InfoGrip

www.infogrip.com

Trackball

Kensington Orbit Trackball

Kensington

www.kensington.com

Trackball

Logitech Wireless trackball

Logitech

www.logitech.com

Trackball

Expert Mouse Trackball

Kensington

www.kensington.com

Trackball

Roller ll Trackball

Penny Giles

www.traxsys.com

Trackball

Microsoft Trackball Explorer

Microsoft

www.microsoft.com

Trackball

Logitech Marblemouse

Logitech

www.logitech.com

Trackball

Trackball FingerMouse

EnableMart

www.enablemart.com

Trackball

Kensington TurboBall

Kensington

us.kensington.com

Touchpad

Cirque Smart Cat Pro

Cirque

www.cirque.com

Touchpad

Cirque Smart Cat Touchpad

Cirque

www.cirque.com

Touchpad

Cirque Easy Cat Touchpad

Cirque

www.cirque.com

 iPad devices are also available for educators, service providers, families and individuals who have disabilities to borrow. We take pride in maintaining a remarkable variety of apps related to literacy, learning, communication, and plain old fun. Contact ALLTECH for more information.