Effective implementation of assistive technology begins with a thorough assessment of student needs. A multidisciplinary team, comprised of parents, students and professionals, must focus on student needs, tasks he/she is expected to complete and alignment of tools to support the needs and achievement of tasks and goals.
The Alt+Shift Lending Library contains assistive technology equipment and software that is available to Michigan’s PK-12 public schools and affords districts the opportunity to try assistive technology with a student who has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to assess effectiveness at meeting their needs prior to purchase. Length of loan will vary depending on individual plans for data collection and consideration of assistive technology needs.
Institutes of higher education (IHEs)/educator preparation institutions (EPIs) are able to borrow assistive technology equipment and/or software from the lending library for a period of one week for the purpose of exposing university students entering the educator profession to options for addressing the needs of students with disabilities.
Are you an educator?
If you are a PK-12 educator in a Michigan school and would like access to the Alt+Shift Lending Library please complete the registration and application process. If you have questions, please contact the lending library.
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A moveable picture communication system that talks. It uses RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to enable independent verbal picture communication for non-verbal people of all ages. This technology allows you to simply place any photo, symbol, or object on a sound tag card and have a voice! To trigger voice output place your sound tag card on any one of the 5 buttons and push.
The Cheap Talk 4 allows the use of single or dual switch scanning.
The Meeting Owl Pro is the solution for productive and inclusive meetings for distributed teams, remote trainings, and satelite offices. It features a 360 degree 1080p camera, mic, and speaker.
Nova Chat 12 is a speech-generating device that offers the well-known Chat Software on an Android™ platform. It offers a durable yet sleek, portable design, with features that include a built-in ca
Base Ten Blocks provide a spatial model of our base ten number system. The smallest blocks, cubes that measure 1 cm on a side, are called units.
Two message wearable communicator
SwitchIt! Maker 2 will turn your text, images, movies and sounds into simple on-screen activities.
Perfect for users who aren’t able to activate a switch manually, this gravity-sensitive switch has a Velcro strap that attaches to a head, arm or leg and is activated when the user tilts that body
Speech generating device with built in eye tracker
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Contact the Lending Library
Alt+Shift Lending Library
1037 S. US Highway 27
Saint Johns, MI 48879
(517) 908-0709 (fax)
Email: [email protected]
Request a New Product
Is there a new product, software, or iPad application that is not available for you to borrow in the lending library? Use the Request a New Product button below to submit your request to have the item considered for the library. You will be contacted by email with the result of your request. Request a New Product