MDE-LIO offers a loan program that allows Teacher Consultants for the Visually Impaired (TCVI) to borrow an assistive technology device for eight weeks. This gives schools an opportunity to see if students will benefit before investing money in a new device.

To borrow an assistive technology device, complete and submit the Assistive Technology (AT) Loan Rationale Form. Please note that it may take up to two weeks to approve your request.

Devices Available for Loan

  • Aira Smart Glasses
  • Amigo Portable HD Desktop Magnifier
  • Apeman Mini
  • Braille Sense Polaris Note Taker
  • BrailleNote Apex (braille input)
  • BrailleNote Apex (QWERTY)
  • BrailleNote Touch
  • Brailliant
  • Explore 8, English
  • Juliet 120
  • Mountbatten
  • Pictures in a Flash
  • Phoenix Embosser
  • Prodigi Connect 12
  • TactileTalk Toolkit
  • Taptilo
  • Trekker Breeze
  • Victor Reader
  • Victor Reader Trek

The American Printing House for the Blind also provides materials for individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI). To learn more about requesting an APH product, please visit the Request APH Products page.