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.

Grooved Platform Communicator

Grooved Platform Communicator

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

colorful iPad pro case

Antibacterial iPad case for iPad Pro 10.5

Ultra Protective Rugged Cover with Kickstand
Shockproof Impact Resistant
Fun colors (rainbow cover and blue frame)

Double Telepresence Robot

Double Telepresence Robot

Your Double telepresence robot gives you a physical presence at school when you can’t be there in-person.

Dynavox T10 with Compass App and PODD pagesets

Dynavox T10 with Compass App and PODD Pagesets

Portable speech generating device.

tablet mount with c-clamp with adjustable arm extended

Desk or Wheelchair Tablet Clamp Mount

This mount includes Arkon’s Slim-Grip Universal Tablet Holder and Heavy-Duty Aluminum Desk or Cart Mounting Pedestal with 22” Adjustable Arm and C-Clamp Base.

iPad Pro open over gray keyboard

iPad Pro 12.9"

The iPad Pro 12.9" is the largest iPad in the library. It comes with the smart keyboard folio for protection and use of full keyboard.

WatchMinder 3

The WatchMinder is a simple wristwatch that can easily be programmed to set up discreet vibrating reminders throughout one’s day.

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.

Equebeam balance

EquaBeam Balance

Help students understand equality with this self-correcting balance.


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

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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