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.
Register here for an Alt+Shift account
Complete the Lending Library Applications
This tool is ideal for teaching communication skills and object/word relationships.
Ultra Protective Rugged Cover with Kickstand
Shockproof Impact Resistant
Fun colors (rainbow cover and blue frame)
Your Double telepresence robot gives you a physical presence at school when you can’t be there in-person.
Portable speech generating device.
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.
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.
The WatchMinder is a simple wristwatch that can easily be programmed to set up discreet vibrating reminders throughout one’s day.
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.
Help students understand equality with this self-correcting balance.
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Loan Information for Members
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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