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
The Turtle voice amplifier is a 2.4 GHz wireless digital voice amplifier with a pre-matched transmitter and receiver.
This tool is ideal for teaching communication skills and object/word relationships.
Rocking Two Message Communicator with Lights will record two messages (10 seconds per message) with visual cue.
Landscape orientation keyguard with 4 rows and 4 columns. For use with the Proloquo2Go app on the iPad Air 2. Keyguard slips into the case provided with each iPad Air 2 in the library.
Your Double telepresence robot gives you a physical presence at school when you can’t be there in-person.
iPad has a 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS display with a precise multi-touch screen.
Wireless Large Print Keyboard USB
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge lives next door to a nursing home in which several of his good friends reside.
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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