MDE-LIO has canceled all in-person events until further notice, in accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Online workshops and webinars will still be held as scheduled. For more information about changes to our services, read the MDE-LIO COVID-19 Update.

Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO)

MDE-LIO provides consultation, guidance, training, and resources to families and educational teams serving students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH).

MDE-LIO's vision is to ensure equal access to a quality education for all students who are BVI and/or DHH.

Our services include:

  • Workshops and events for families and educators
  • Braille, large print, and digital books for students
  • American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Federal Quota products and textbooks
  • Professional development materials and guides for educators
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Webinar

This workshop will be held over four half-day sessions: May 28, May 29, June 1, and June 2.  Job Access With Speech (JAWS) is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing content on...

May 28, 2020
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Webinar

In this live webinar, MDE-LIO education consultants will discuss transition resources and opportunities for professional development for teacher and teacher consultants serving students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. At the end of the webinar, we...

May 26, 2020
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Webinar

Join MDE-LIO for a fun hour of learning about teaching GPS navigation to students who are Blind or Visually Impaired. This webinar, geared toward orientation and mobility specialists, will feature guest speakers Maggie Winn and Leslie Hoskins from...

May 27, 2020

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Update on Borrowed Items

The Michigan Department of Education - Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) currently has limited in-office staff availability due to COVID-19. To take extra precautions regarding their safety, we are currently holding off on accepting returns. If you... read more

News From American Printing House for the Blind

MDE-LIO works with the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) to send products to educators and students in Michigan. APH is open for business, and customer service is available. Read the ...

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LIVE With LIO May and June Schedule

MDE-LIO’s 2019-2020 LIVE With LIO webinar series will wrap up in early June. Starting in May, the webinar schedule will switch to every other week. All webinars begin at 12 p.m. ET. 

Each LIVE With LIO webinar covers topics that are specifi... read more

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