Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO)
MDE-LIO provides consultation, 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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Summer is just around the corner, and many opportunities are available for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to experience adventures with peers. Families can connect and have fun as well. Start making your summer plans by learning about the...
Join the Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) to discuss tips and tricks for teaching independent living skills (ILS). This free one-hour session is for professionals who serve students who are Blind/Visually Impaired...
In this webinar, participants will learn about the basic types of magnifiers: standalone, desktop, portable, and handheld. Which one will best meet your student’s needs? Join Ann McKay-Bacon and Nancy Ozinga, MDE-LIO Technology Team instructors and...
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Summer Opportunities for Students Who Are BVI
We have compiled a comprehensive list of summer opportunities in Michigan for students who are Blind or Visually Impaired. Some events are free, while others are paid. We hope your student is able to participate in one or more of these programs!...read more
Scholarships and Contests for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Calling all middle school, high school, and college students! As you move through your school years and begin to think about who you are as a person and what you want to do next in your life, consider applying for a scholarship or entering an essa... read more
Representation Matters: Books with Characters Who Are DHH
Reading is an opportunity for children to use their imaginations, nurture their creativity, and learn about the world around them. Exposure to a wide variety of books and characters builds language, supports social and emotional learning, and prov... read more
Summer Opportunities for Students Who Are DHH
It’s time to start thinking about summer plans for students and families! Many organizations are planning programs for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) and their families to connect and build lasting memories.
We hope your stu... read more
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Webinar Recording: New LMS
Watch this webinar recording to learn more about MDE-LIO's new library management system (LMS), which launched in December 2022.