News, announcements, posts, and updates that inform ongoing creation and maintenance of accessible learning environments for every student.

The Learning Trajectories give insight into children's mathematical thinking and development.

  • Math

This month, our educator spotlight is on Amber Maxwell of Cheboygan-Ostego-Presque Isle ESD! Amber is a champion for assistive technology and works hard to ensure all students have access to the technology they need to succeed.

  • Assistive Technology

NAEYC has announced the next book, Embracing Math, for their upcoming book study. It's free and anyone can register at

New Product added!

You can now borrow the new Versa Eye by PRC-Saltillo from the Alt+Shift Lending Library. The Versa Eye is an eye tracking device for iPadOS.

  • Assistive Technology

The ProSlate™ 13 with Enable Eyes® is available to borrow.

  • Assistive Technology

Registration has opened for our February statewide training - Building Blocks to Autonomous Communication + Emergent Literacy!

  • Communication

Registration is now open for the 2024 Foundations of Math Statewide Training.

Foundations of Math is a research-based training course for all educators of K-12 students who struggle with mathematics, including and especially those with Individualized Education Plans (IEP).

  • Math

If you don't subscribe to our newsletter, you may have missed a farewell from contributor David Shachar-Hill.

The universal AeroSwitch from PRC-Saltillo is wireless and compatible with most devices running iOS, Android, and Windows using Bluetooth 4.1 or higher.

In celebration of Juneteenth, The Right to Read film is available to view for free on June 19th. View it here:

DeafBlind Central (DB Central) partnered with Central Michigan University’s (CMU) CHARGE Syndrome Research lab to provide literacy videos and lesson plans for students who are

Alt+Shift is excited to announce the upcoming Alt+Shift Systems Symposium, a 2-day event located at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City, Michigan! 

See our event page for the full details. 

For those of us who are seeking to make lasting changes in their work and overcome persistent barriers, consider subtracting from your plate rather than adding to it. Think about how you can consolidate the plethora of tools in your toolbox and capitalize on the resources already in place.

Looking for something to listen to on your commute to work or on your lunch break? Here are three podcasts that can help get you thinking (even more!) about your learners:

Apple has recently released iOS 16 which includes all new accessibility features! Three of these features include:

Brian Bushart’s blog post, Numberless Word Problems, shares what numberless word problems are and how they address certain types of challenges.

There are so many great things happening in classrooms across the state of Michigan (and US). Come share your story, knowledge, and learning with a growing AAC Community.

The NJC is made up of representatives from eight member organizations that are connected with other professionals who have a shared interest in enhancing the communication effectiveness for individuals with severe disabilities.

Readtopia is a special education curriculum designed for teachers who work with late elementary, middle, and high school students with autism and other complex needs.

Be sure to check out our brand new monthly newsletter column, "Perspective" by David Shachar-Hill.

The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Children’s Special Health Care Services, and the Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) project are offering a webinar on January 31, 2022 about a new grant opportunity to reduce bullying for youth with special heal

We now have Eyegaze and Partner Assisted Visual Scanning (PAVS) PODD books available in our Lending Librar

  • Communication

Custom keyguards are currently being 3D printed and shipped at no cost to Michigan public schools. Check out the KeyGuard Order Form to find out how to order a keyguard.

  • Assistive Technology

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