Maine CITE Program Welcomes New Director

Jessi D. Wright, MBA, ATP, Program Director, Maine CITE Program.

Jessi Wright, MBA, ATP has been named the new Director for the Maine CITE Program, the Assistive Technology (AT) program for the state of Maine. Jessi began her duties on February 1, 2021.

Jessi was previously the Director of the West Virginia State Assistive Technology Program located at the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

Jessi has worked in the disability field for over 15 years, ten years of which were with state assistive technology programs. She has extensive experience in disability services program management and is recognized as a national leader in the assistive technology field with knowledge of AT services, training, data management, funding, and grant writing.

An outdoor enthusiast, Jessi is looking forward to exploring all the adventure Maine has to offer. She is excited to join the Maine CITE team, the disability community in the state of Maine, and participating in the efforts to increase independence and accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

The Maine CITE Program, located at the University of Maine Augusta, is the statewide AT program, administered by the Maine Department of Education and funded by the federal Administration for Community Living. Maine CITE provides information, training, and services about AT, manages the statewide device demo, loan, and reuse programs, and provides technical assistance to organizations and individuals. Maine CITE’s online searchable AT inventory, AT4Maine, has more than 1000 devices available for demo and loan that can be accessed at the website, AT4Maine.org.

Maine CITE also administers the Maine Accessible Educational Materials Program (Maine AEM) which provides information, training, and technical assistance to educators to ensure educational content and communications are accessible to all.

For more information about AT or AEM resources in Maine, please contact Maine CITE at 207-621-3195 or by visiting their websites:

MaineCITE.org
AT4Maine.org
Maine-AEM.org

Photo caption: Jessi D. Wright, MBA, ATP, Program Director, Maine CITE Program.