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
Six unique modes of control allow you to define exactly how, and for how long, appliances will be turned on. PowerLink 4 will accept any single switch.
PowerLink 4 Features:
The BIG Candy Corn proximity sensor switch is just as great as the original candy corn proximity sensor switch, but almost twice the size and with new features!
Hitch 2 is a plug-and-play USB computer switch interface with inputs for up to five switches or one joystick with a 9-pin D plug.
The rechargeable GoTalk Go offers three programmable message buttons. It features easy-to-use touch buttons to activate a message.
Keep this wearable, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device with you using the clip or lanyard (both included) or just take it along in your pocket.
The Single Switch Kit includes everything you will need to conduct a single switch assessment.
iPad Pro has a 9.7 inch screen with a redesigned Retina display. It’s brighter and less reflective — with ProMotion technology, it’s also far more responsive.
•Form-fitting lightweight foam provides precise fit and maximum protection
•Handle doubles as stand allowing for both a viewing and typing angle
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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