Blind/Visually Impaired

MDE-LIO provides tools and services to support students who are blind or visually impaired

Books and Materials

  • Order books and materials for students
  • Register students for the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Federal Quota Program
  • Order APH products through MDE-LIO


View upcoming events for MDE-LIO and other Michigan organizations

  • Conferences
  • Scheduled MDE-LIO workshops
  • Camps


  • Learn about BVI workshops offered by MDE-LIO

BVI Outreach Support

  • Request support for a question involving your student
  • Read the support request guidelines

Severity Rating Scales

Use these tools to discuss the type and amount of student services needed

  • O&MSRS and O&MSRS+

  • VSSRS and VSSRS+

Neurological Visual Impairment

  • Find information and guidance about Neurological Visual Impairment

Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments (QPVI) Process

  • Work with MDE-LIO on a comprehensive approach to local visual impairment programs
  • Create consistency and efficiency among services
  • Set your district up for long-term success

Expanded Core Curriculum

  • Braille
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Technology
  • Transition

Scholarships and Mini-Grants

  • Apply for scholarships that help eligible students attend events and enrichment programs
  • Apply for mini-grants to enhance educational programming for students

BVI Resources

  • Find information on eye disorders and diagnoses
  • Download the Administrator Crosswalk for Evaluating Low Incidence Service Providers