BVI Resources

MDE-LIO does not endorse the purchase or use of any non-State Board of Education-adopted commercial products. Products and services noted below are included for information only and their inclusion should not be interpreted as a recommendation of MDE-LIO.

Diagnosis Information

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

AAPOS provides overviews for various eye terms and conditions, resources, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

Professional Development and Personnel Information

The Administrator Crosswalk for Evaluating Low Incidence Service Providers [PDF]

This MDE-LIO tool guides supervisors and administrators as they evaluate educators in the fields of Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH), BVI, and orientation and mobility (O&M).

Convergence Insufficiency

Convergence Insufficiency is a near-vision problem that affects 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population. As with other visual diagnoses, a diagnosis of Convergence Insufficiency in and of itself does not guarantee that a child will meet the criteria under the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education for visual impairment, R 340.1708.

Convergence Insufficiency (CI)

Teaching Students With Visual Impairments provides an overview of convergence insufficiency and how it affects children.

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

The Optometrists Network provides an overview of convergence insufficiency, answers to frequently asked questions, and a list of resources on convergence insufficiency.

DeafBlind Advocacy and Information

DeafBlind (DB) Central

DB Central is an outreach program for the DeafBlind community. DB Central is run by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences of Central Michigan University.

MDE-LIO Scholarships and Mini-Grants

Funding is available via MDE-LIO for eligible district programs for students who are DeafBlind. Scholarships are also available for eligible DeafBlind students who wish to attend events and programs.