Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO)

MDE-LIO provides consultation, guidance, training, and resources to families and educational teams serving students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH).

MDE-LIO's vision is to ensure equal access to a quality education for all students who are BVI and/or DHH.

Our services include:

  • Workshops and events for families and educators
  • Braille, large print, and digital books for students
  • American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Federal Quota products and textbooks
  • Professional development materials and guides for educators
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Webinar

Parents and family members are invited to attend this LIVE With LIO webinar, in which MDE-LIO staff will share information about upcoming summer programs as well as activities to do at home. Access the Webinar This webinar will be held via Zoom....

March 10, 2020
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Clinton Township, MI

This workshop, for teachers and teacher consultants supporting students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH), will focus on several technical aspects of American Sign Language (ASL), including structure, grammar, classifiers, and multiple meanings....

March 14, 2020
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Webinar

iOS is the mobile operating system for many Apple products, namely the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. This is the second part in a three-part online series of workshops on implementing Apple iOS accessibility features in the educational environment;...

March 18, 2020 to March 20, 2020

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Educators Share Ideas at Regional Swap Meets

Sometimes you find a great idea or resource you’re eager to share with others in your field. Or maybe you have a question or challenge you’d like advice on.

For school personnel supporting students who are Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI), reg... read more

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Attend a LIVE With LIO Webinar in Spring 2020

Families, educators, and other school personnel are invited to attend MDE-LIO’s LIVE With LIO webinars, which are held every other Tuesday at noon during the school year.

Each LIVE With LIO webinar covers topics that are specific to support... read more

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Students Learn Coding Basics, Self-Advocacy at Amazon

In a small conference room at Amazon’s Detroit headquarters in mid-November, Senior User Experience Designer Brendan Gramer described his career path to 15 intently focused students.

Using American Sign Language (ASL), Gramer talked about h... read more

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