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.

Big Bang

Big Bang is a collection of cause and effect activities for students with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

drop tech hideaway case for iPad Pro 10.5

Drop Tech Hideaway case for iPad Pro 10.5

Protect your iPad Pro 10.5 with the drop tech hideaway case:

Tracker Pro

Tracker Pro

TrackerPro is a computer input device that takes the place of a mouse for people with little or no hand movement.

Perkins Panda Early Literacy Kit

Perkins Panda Early Literacy Kit

The program is a unique compilation of materials that teach fundamental early literacy skills to children with visual impairments.

keyguard on iPad Pro screen

Keyguard for LAMP on iPad Pro 10.5

Landscape orientation keyguard. For use with the LAMP words for Life app on the iPad Pro 10.5". Keyguard slips into case.

NOVA Chat 12 Plus

NOVA Chat 12 Plus

Nova Chat 12 is a speech-generating device that offers the well-known Chat Software on an Android™ platform. It offers a durable yet sleek, portable design, with features that include a built-in ca

j-pad joystick

J Pad Bluetooth Joystick for iPad

J-Pad is an ideal access device for iOS switch control.

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

Livescribe Echo Smartpen 8gb

A Computer in a pen that helps you never miss a word

20 Expanded Functions PODD Book

20 Expanded Functions 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


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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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