Lending Library

Lending Library Update

The Lending Library is open and returns can now be shipped to the Alt+Shift office:

Alt+Shift
1037 S US Highway 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
 

Please note this new information regarding shipping to student homes:

  • Orders may be sent to residential addresses - Alt+Shift can ship directly to either the educator loaning the device or the student’s home. Please indicate the address during the checkout process.
  • Administrator approval for orders sent to student homes - If the order is being sent to a student’s home, administrator approval will be needed for that specific loan and an adult signature will be required at the time of delivery.
  • Devices can be used at a student’s home - Alt+Shift encourages devices being used within the home especially in the current remote learning situation. As a reminder, district's are required to approve Alt+Shift loans according to the Alt+Shift Loan Agreement. If the school, district, or ISD has their own policies about borrowing equipment (in addition to the Alt+Shift Loan Agreement) they will also need to review those with the student’s family.

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.

Chromebook 2

Chromebook 2 11.6"

Chromebooks are a unique class of mobile computing devices, designed specifically for Web-based tasks. They differ from traditional laptops in a few important ways:

Single Right Hand Keyboard

Single Right Handed Keyboard

Maltron single or one hand keyboards have been developed as a logical step forward to meet the needs of those who need to type with one hand.

keyguard on iPad Pro screen

Keyguard for LAMP on iPad Pro 10.5

Landscape orientation keyguard. For use with the LAMP words for Life app on the iPad Pro 10.5". Keyguard slips into case.

Universal Switch Mounting Systsem

Universal Switch Mounting System

Mount switches easily and quickly.

Ultimate Switch with Gooseneck

Ultimate Switch with Quick Disconnect Clamp, Gooseneck and 1/4 to 1/8 Adapter

A universal, versatile, multi-faceted switch on gooseneck.

iPad Pro

iPad Pro 10.5in

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.

Tracker Pro

Tracker Pro

TrackerPro is a computer input device that takes the place of a mouse for people with little or no hand movement.

white reader pen scrolling over book text

C-Pen Reader Pen

C-PEN ReaderPen is a robust, portable, pocket-sized reading pen that reads text out loud with a human-like digital voice.

Snow 7" HD Video Magnifier

Snow 7" HD - Full-Color Video Magnifier

7" handheld video magnifier

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Loan Information for Members

The loan period for any hardware or software is 8 weeks.

You must accept the terms of our loan agreement to use the lending library. You may download and print a copy for your records.

View the Equipment and Software Loan Agreement

View the Lending Library Copyright Notice

Need Help?

Please consult the User Guide:

LIBRARY USER GUIDE

If unable to resolve, please contact the lending library.

Contact the Lending Library

Alt+Shift Lending Library

1037 S. US Highway 27

Saint Johns, MI 48879

(517) 908-3916

(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