Lending Library

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.

Big Step by Step Communicator

Powerful 5-inch sequential messaging tool.

BIGmack Communicator

Single-Message Voice Output Communication Aid with 20 second message time for beginning communicators.

Swifty

Swifty USB Switch Interface

A very fast, two switch USB interface that emulates mouse, joystick and keyboard functions. USB connectivity and no extra drivers required.

Point 2 View USB Document Camera

Point 2 View USB Document Camera

2 Megapixel USB web camera

KidTRAC Trackball USB

The KidTRAC mouse has extra large buttons that are easy to find and click with a color scheme of primary colors.

BIGtrack Trackball USB

The trackball is ideal for those who don't have the fine motor skills required by a mouse.

BIG Blue-Tooth Keyboard

The BIG Blue-Tooth Keyboard, is a wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard that has almost 1" key size.It's great for any text-oriented app on the iPad and I've tested it with:

Quicktionary II Reading Pen

A hand held scanning device.

Children's Talking Dictionary

This reference aid helps students locate words independently.

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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