Lending Library

Lending Library Update

The Lending Library is open and returns can now be shipped to the Alt+Shift office:

Alt+Shift
1037 S US Highway 27
St. Johns, MI 48879
 

Please note this new information regarding shipping to student homes:

  • Orders may be sent to residential addresses - Alt+Shift can ship directly to either the educator loaning the device or the student’s home. Please indicate the address during the checkout process.
  • Administrator approval for orders sent to student homes - If the order is being sent to a student’s home, administrator approval will be needed for that specific loan and an adult signature will be required at the time of delivery.
  • Devices can be used at a student’s home - Alt+Shift encourages devices being used within the home especially in the current remote learning situation. As a reminder, district's are required to approve Alt+Shift loans according to the Alt+Shift Loan Agreement. If the school, district, or ISD has their own policies about borrowing equipment (in addition to the Alt+Shift Loan Agreement) they will also need to review those with the student’s family.

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.

Cheap Talk Direct and Scan with Jacks

Cheap Talk 4 Direct & Scan with Jacks

The Cheap Talk 4 allows the use of single or dual switch scanning.

Cheap Talk 4A Direct Select In-line

A self contained communication device which allows user to record 4 different messages.

ChatWrap for iPad Air 2

ChatWrap for iPad Air 2

Amp case for an iPad Air 2.

Blue Bird II

The Blue Bird communication device includes 11 levels of possible programming.

Big Talk

Big Talk communication device has single, sequential and random message capabilities.

Big Keys LX Keyboard Qwerty Black on White Keys

Standard size computer keyboard with very large keys.

Big Keys Keyguard

Keyguard attaches easily to the BigKeys keyboard to help stabilize fingers on the right key while minimizing errors.

Big Button

Big Button

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

Auditory Choice Making Communicator

This choice maker was designed for those who cannot select a message from a keyboard because of their visual or physical impairments.

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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