MDE-LIO is Hiring

MDE-LIO has an opening for an Education Consultant for Visually Impaired to work in Lansing. This person will consult with and provide technical assistance to school districts, administrators, teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, and other service providers to help them...

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Download Our Printable Event Calendars

Get a broad overview of MDE-LIO’s upcoming events right at your fingertips! Our new printable 2019-2020 Blind/Visually Impaired and Deaf/Hard of Hearing event calendars feature workshops, classes, conferences, and other events that will be held through spring 2020.


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Submit Braille Textbook Orders Early

Although the new school year has just begun, MDE-LIO would like to encourage districts to start thinking about submitting textbook requests for next school year.

When a district submits an early request, MDE-LIO staff has adequate time to produce the book and get...

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New Partnership With Deaf Kids Code

MDE-LIO wants to promote students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields! To do this, we are partnering with Deaf Kids Code, Amazon, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Division on Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (DODDBHH),...

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Students Get Creative With Summer Reading Program

A record number of registrations were received for this year’s summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, which ended in early August.

Forty-four individuals signed up to receive a summer reading kit, according to the Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library...

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