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
Early learning CDROM with Language development activities. English & Spanish.
Can We Chat Book and CD helps students to move beyond simple messages into true conversation.
Five Finger Typist is a typing program for individuals who want to keyboard effectively with one hand, whether using the right or left hand.
Software program that teaches the critical phonological awareness, auditory processing and introductory phonics skills required for learning to read and spell.
Read&Write GOLD 9 is a literacysoftware solution for struggling students.
Speech Recognition software
Provides access to all switch accessible apps for iPad.
The Magic Wand Keyboard is a miniature computer keyboard, with a built-in mouse, that allows people with limited or no hand/arm movement to fully access any computer, the Internet, e-mail, and all computer programs.
The 7-Level Communication Builder is a self-contained communication device.
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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