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.

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Revibe connect

Revibe Connect is a watch that helps kids pay attention and stay on-task. The watch uses vibration reminders and text cues to refocus users.

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.

Grasp Switch

Grasp Switch

Activate this tube-shaped switch with a squeeze or a pinch.

Chromebook 2

Chromebook 2 11.6"

Chromebooks are a unique class of mobile computing devices, designed specifically for Web-based tasks. They differ from traditional laptops in a few important ways:

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Accent 1400 with Look Eye Tracking System

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.

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

Clear keyguide

VI KeyGuide for Accent 1000 LAMP Words for Life

The LAMP Words for Life – VI tactile KeyGuide is designed to be used with LAMP Words for Life – VI, developed for those who are visually impaired. The K

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Lighted Vibrating Mirror

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.

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Textured Carousel Busy Box

A cause and effect teaching device. Increases visual attention, tactile awareness, color recognition and auditory development. 

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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