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 document, compiled by MDE-LIO, features resources to assist districts with questions they may have during the COVID-19 pandemic about personal protective equipment (PPE) for students who are DHH.

MDE-LIO Job Posting Request Form [PDF]

Administrators who would like to include a job posting on MDE-LIO's DHH 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.

Michigan Deaf/Hard of Hearing Service Directory [PDF]

MDE-LIO's service directory provides an overview of the programs and services each Michigan intermediate school district (ISD) 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 the fields of DHH, Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI), and orientation and mobility (O&M).

Classroom Interpreting Guide for Administrators

This Gallaudet University guide helps school administrators understand the need for and importance of 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.

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

This brief report from the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) explores the concern of the shortage of Educational Interpreters for students who are DHH in an effort to help the education community make informed personnel decisions.

Personnel to Support the Education of Children and Youth with DeafBlindness [PDF]

This brief report from NASDSE examines data around the personnel to support the education of children and youth with DeafBlindness.

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 brief policy report from NASDSE analyzes information from directors of special education and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C coordinators. Analysis indicates some significant variations between and within the school-age and Part C programs.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing: State Infrastructures and Programs [PDF]

This document from NASDSE describes and compares state infrastructures and programs for serving children and youth who are DHH. The document covers a wide range of topics and includes recommendations.