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.

Ektopad Silicon iPad Case

Ektopad silicon iPad case

Silicon iPad case

pocket talker with taxi image in attached frame

Personal Talker

A pocket-sized, single-message device.

Product Features:

Big Button with Steps and Levels

Big Button with Steps and Levels

Communication device with steps and levels

Big Button

Big Button

Communication device with single message and tap-to-talk mode.

iPad Air 2

iPad Air 2 (64 GB)

iPad has a 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS display with a precise multi-touch screen.

Europe Inspirer

The Inspirer Geography Series is a series of exciting scavenger hunts that inspire students to learn geography.

Reading for Meaning

Reading for Meaning software program improves student reading comprehension.

WordMaker, v1.1

WordMaker is an effective phonics instruction program that provides phonemic-awareness and spelling activities to build students' core reading strategies.

Lighted communicator for visually impaired with 8 message windows

Large Visually Impaired Communicator

Large communicator provides intensive background illumination. Record 48 6-second messages on 6 levels.


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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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