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.

tilt switch on child's head

Tilt Switch

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

j-pad joystick

J Pad Bluetooth Joystick for iPad

J-Pad is an ideal access device for iOS switch control.

wireless voice amplifier system with wireless transmitter

Turtle Wireless Voice Amplifier

The Turtle voice amplifier is a 2.4 GHz wireless digital voice amplifier with a pre-matched transmitter and receiver.

Tobii Dynavox Indi

Indi is the world’s first all-in-one, consumer-focused speech tablet for symbol-based communicators.

ComLink ProSlate 10

ProSlate 10D

Dedicated speech generating device built on the Apple iOS platform

Grooved Platform Communicator

Grooved Platform Communicator

This tool is ideal for teaching communication skills and object/word relationships.

4 Compartment Communicator

Compartmentalized communicator.

Rocking Two Message Communicator with Lights

Rocking Two Message Communicator with Lights will record two messages (10 seconds per message) with visual cue.

keyguard on iPad with 4 rows and 4 colomns

Keyguard for Proloquo2Go on iPad Air 2 (4x4)

Landscape orientation keyguard with 4 rows and 4 columns. For use with the Proloquo2Go app on the iPad Air 2. Keyguard slips into the case provided with each iPad Air 2 in the library.

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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