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.

Gray elephant with a blue and white polka dot bow.

Elliot Elephant Switch Adapted Toy

Elliot Elephant has been switch adapted to accept a standard 1/8" switch.

Hip Step Talking Sequencer

Hip Step Talking Sequencer

Portable Communicator for the non-speaking child or adult.

40 Key Word PODD Book

40 Key Word PODD Book

Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) is a means of selecting and organizing symbols so that students with complex communication needs and their communication partners can communicate more

12 Early Functions PODD book

12 Early Functions PODD book

Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) is a means of selecting and organising symbols so that students with complex communication needs and their communication partners can communicate more

Algeblocks - Hand to Mind

Eliminate student struggle with concrete understanding.

ECO 14 with ECOpoint

Augmentative and Alternative communication device with ECOpoint eye-gazing accessory.

Tobii Dynavox Indi

Indi is the world’s first all-in-one, consumer-focused speech tablet for symbol-based communicators.

Quicktionary II Reading Pen

A hand held scanning device.

Gooshy Step Talking Sequencer

Gooshy Step Talking Sequencer

The Gooshy Step Talking Sequencer is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, or speech disabilities.

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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

Need Help?

Please consult the User Guide:

LIBRARY USER GUIDE

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