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.
Are you an educator?
If you are a PK-12 educator in a Michigan school and would like access to the Alt+Shift Lending Library please complete the registration and application process. If you have questions, please contact the lending library.
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Complete the Lending Library Applications
Perfect for circle time, this extraordinary mirror lights up and vibrates when users pick it up. Encourages visual attention and bi-lateral hand usage. Vibration intensity is adjustable.
Please touch! Press the textured plate and enjoy visual, auditory and tactile sensations.
Accent® 1400 is a dedicated speech-generating device (SGD) that offers user-friendly features to make communicating fast and easy for individuals with speech impairments.
The TrackerPro 2 head mouse provides reliable hands-free mouse control for individuals who are unable to use a traditional computer mouse. An individual can use communication software, browse the
The Tobii Dynavox I-110 is the ultimate touch-based speech generating device for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), tailored for real life.
A hand held scanning device.
Landscape orientation keyguard. For use with the LAMP words for Life app on the iPad Pro 10.5". Keyguard slips into case.
A Computer in a pen that helps you never miss a word
The SuperTalker FT includes four interchangeable keyguards that can be used to create a communication device with one, two, four, or eight message locations.
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Contact the Lending Library
Alt+Shift Lending Library
1037 S. US Highway 27
Saint Johns, MI 48879
(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