Administrators may use the tools below as they support staff members and supervise programs and services for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH).
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.
This MDE-LIO document includes resources that can help districts answer questions they may have about personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic for students who are DHH.
Administrators who would like to share a job posting on MDE-LIO's DHH Job Postings page may complete and submit this form. It may take up to five business days to share your post on our website.
MDE-LIO's service directory gives an overview of the programs and services each intermediate school district (ISD) in Michigan offers for students who are DHH.
This MDE-LIO tool guides supervisors and administrators as they evaluate educators in DHH, Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI), and orientation and mobility (O&M) fields.
This Gallaudet University guide helps school administrators understand the need for educational interpreters. To receive the guide, fill out a quick survey and the guide will be emailed to you. You can also download a complete set of six Gallaudet University classroom interpreting guides.
This report from the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) explores the shortage of educational interpreters in an effort to help the education field make informed personnel decisions.
This report from NASDSE looks at data regarding school personnel who support students who are DeafBlind.
This document from the National Association of Interpreters in Education is part of a national effort to identify educational interpreting standards and considerations for interpreter qualifications, roles, responsibilities, and appropriate hiring practices.
Michigan Department of Education Accessibility for Persons Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Blind/Low Vision
We are currently updating this document. For immediate assistance, please contact MDE-LIO.
National Data Reports
This policy report from NASDSE looks at information from special education directors and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C coordinators. The report shows significant variations between and within school-age and Part C programs.
This document from NASDSE compares state infrastructures and programs for serving students who are DHH.