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.

General Resources

Resources for Personal Protective Equipment [PDF]
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.

MDE-LIO Job Posting Request Form [PDF]
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.

Michigan Deaf/Hard of Hearing Service Directory [PDF]
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.


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

Educational Interpreters for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing [PDF]
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.

Personnel to Support the Education of Children and Youth with DeafBlindness [PDF]
This report from NASDSE looks at data regarding school personnel who support students who are DeafBlind.

Professional Guidelines for Interpreting in Educational Settings
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

Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing: State of the Educational Practices [PDF]
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.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing: State Infrastructures and Programs [PDF]
This document from NASDSE compares state infrastructures and programs for serving students who are DHH.