Disability Rights Maine- DEAF SERVICES.

1 Mackworth Island, Building C
Falmouth, Maine 04105

Services

 

The Disability Rights Maine-Deaf Services (DRM) is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine who are deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate this unique population. DRM offers services in the following areas: Civil Rights Program, Communications and Outreach, Peer Support Group, Visual Gestural Communication, Telecommunications Equipment, Emergency Notification System, and referrals.

 

The Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) and the  Disability Rights Maine have collaborated to establish a program, called the Telecommunications Equipment Program (TEP) will provide low income seniors with a hearing aid and/or specialized telephone– at no or low cost to qualified individuals.  The goal of the program is to increase seniors’ independence and safety by providing them access to a telephone and/or other methods of communication.  TEP is administered by Disability Rights Maine  and funded by Maine’s Communication Equipment Fund and the Public Utilities Commission.

 

TEP can provide qualified Maine residents with telecommunications equipment such as an amplified telephones, captioned telephone or flashing devices designed to alert deaf or hard of hearing individuals that the telephone is ringing.  The equipment included in TEP is often distributed at no or low cost.  Contact Disability Rights Maine for more information.

 

 

 

Debra Bare-Rogers

TRS Outreach and Communications Technology Specialist

 

Disability Rights Maine – Deaf Services

1 Mackworth Island, Bldg. C

Falmouth, Maine 04105

 

207.797.7656 x 113 (V/TTY/CAPTIONED) updated extension!

800.639.3884 (V/TTY)

207.797.9791 (FAX)

drogers@drme.org

www.drme.org

 

For more information about Maine Relay, go to: maine.gov/trs

 

Maine’s Communication Equipment Fund and the Public Utilities Commission.

TEP can provide qualified Maine residents with telecommunications equipment such as an amplified or captioned telephone or flashing devices designed to alert deaf or hard of hearing individuals that the telephone is ringing. The equipment included in TEP is often distributed at no or low cost.