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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Accent® 1400 is a dedicated speech-generating device (SGD) that offers user-friendly features to make communicating fast and easy for individuals with speech impairments.
First Author Writing Software helps students improve writing quality
The Edmark Reading Program teaches beginning reading and language development to nonreaders.
Draft:Builder Solo helps your students develop a strategic approach to planning, organizing and draft-writing.
Read&Write GOLD 9 is a literacysoftware solution for struggling students.
Software program that teaches the critical phonological awareness, auditory processing and introductory phonics skills required for learning to read and spell.
Speech generating device with built in eye tracker
This version of Compass includes the premium PODD pageset.
iPad Pro has a 10.5 inch screen with a redesigned Retina display. It’s brighter and less reflective — with ProMotion technology, it’s also far more responsive.
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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