MDE-LIO Now Accepting Returns

Teachers may now set up an appointment to return borrowed materials from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Items we will accept include:

  • Braille and large-print books
  • Equipment
  • American Printing House for the...

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Braille Challenge Competitor Moves on to Finals

One student from Michigan has qualified to compete in the Braille Challenge Finals July 6-12. MDE-LIO would like to congratulate Julia L., who will be one of 11 students competing at the Varsity level.

This year, the Braille Institute will offer a virtual version...

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May Instructional Materials Center Update

Distance learning has become a necessity due to COVID-19, and MDE-LIO is pleased to assist with American Printing House for the Blind (APH) books and products. Donning face masks and rubber gloves, our Instructional Materials Center (IMC) staff have begun going into the...

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Vocabulary Tips and Activities for Summer

Supporting a child’s vocabulary development can have a positive impact on overall school success. Read our vocabulary-building tips and activities for children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing below.

Incorporate these tips into daily routines with your child:


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Outdoor Activities for Families

From Camp T Director Jill Teegardin

Feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, listening to the sound of a babbling brook, and touching the softness of a moss-covered log are all experiences you can encounter while taking a hike in one of Michigan’s city...

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Virtual Campfire Offers At-Home Family Fun

While MDE-LIO Parent Liaison Amy Shepherd led a camp cheer on May 9, several children giggled as everyone fell out of sync toward the end.

“A-W-E-S-O-M-E, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome are we,” the group shouted.

The cheer was part of a...

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