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.
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Complete the Lending Library Applications
Portable communication device
Tablet access for persons with motor limitations.
Communicator will record as many messages as needed per level with 4 minutes of recording time.
Digital Voice Tracer digital verbal notepad will interface with Dragon Naturally Speaking.
A very fast, two switch USB interface that emulates mouse, joystick and keyboard functions. USB connectivity and no extra drivers required.
Single-Message Voice Output Communication Aid with 20 second message time for beginning communicators.
The KidTRAC mouse has extra large buttons that are easy to find and click with a color scheme of primary colors.
Unit gives students the ability to control most electric appliances, tools and toys with single switches.
The trackball is ideal for those who don't have the fine motor skills required by a mouse.
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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