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.

GoTalk 9+

Communicator includes 45 message capacity, 9 keys, and five recording levels.

PFM Pro RCH Personal Wireless FM Listening System

PFM PRO RCH Personal Wireless FM Listening System

Wireless FM Listening System delivers superior audio directly to the ear to enhance sound

ChatterVox Voice Amplification System

The Chattervox is a compact personal amplification system that provides up to 15dB of a voice boost for mild to moderate speech impairments.

Comlink WinSlate for Kids with Enable Eyes

The WinSlate Enable Eyes is not only a state-of-the-art speech generating device, it is built on the most powerful hardware available today.

myGaze Power w/ EyeMouse Power Software

myGaze Power is a truly inclusive device allowing an eye gaze user the same access to any standard Windows application as their peers who are using the keyboard and mouse.

7 Level Communication Builder

The 7-Level Communication Builder is a self-contained communication device.

Jelly Bean Switch

Jelly Bean Switch

Switch activates no matter where the student presses.

Little Step by Step Communicator

Little Step-by-Step Communicator

Communicator ideal for turn-taking, giving a series of instructions or expressing thoughts in a way more like natural speech.

Little Step-by-Step Communicator

LITTLE Step-by-Step Communicator with Levels

Communicator will record as many messages as needed per level with 4 minutes of recording time.


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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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