Administrators may use the tools below as they hire and evaluate staff members who work with students who are Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI).

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.


MDE-LIO Job Posting Request Form [PDF]
Administrators who would like to include a job posting on MDE-LIO's BVI Job Postings page may complete and submit this form. Please be advised it can take up to five business days to share your post on our website.

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 BVI, Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH), and orientation and mobility (O&M).

Question and Answer Document on Implementing the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education R 340.1708 - Visual Impairment [PDF]
In June 2021, Rule 340.1708 of the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education [PDF] was updated in response to a memorandum issued by the United States Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This rule covers Visual Impairment (VI). The Q&A document above was created to answer questions on implementing the updated rule. It was developed by MDE-LIO in collaboration with the Office of Special Education and Office of Great Start.

Typical Roles and Responsibilities of VI Professionals
The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides roles and responsibilities for professionals who work with students who are BVI.

Essential Assessments Rubric
The Essential Assessments Rubric (EA Rubric) was developed to guide teachers of students who are visually impaired and certified orientation and mobility specialists in preparing and conducting assessments.