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.

Logan ProxTalker

Logan ProxTalker (Female Voice)

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. 

Cheap Talk Direct and Scan with Jacks

Cheap Talk 4 Direct & Scan with Jacks

The Cheap Talk 4 allows the use of single or dual switch scanning.

Meeting Owl Pro device

Meeting Owl Pro

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 Plus

NOVA Chat 12 Plus

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

blue base 10 blocks, rods, and units

Set of Base 10 Manipulatives

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.

Wearable Talker

Wearable Talker

Two message wearable communicator

SwitchIt! Maker 2

SwitchIt! Maker 2 will turn your text, images, movies and sounds into simple on-screen activities.

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

Tobii Dynavox I15

Tobii Dynavox I-15

Speech generating device with built in eye tracker

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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