DHH Family Resource: Michigan Hands & Voices

Michigan Hands & Voices is part of Hands & Voices, a national parent-driven nonprofit that supports families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH). The organization is unbiased toward communication modes and methods; its membership includes...

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Books Available for Pre-K Through Third Grade

Enhance your child’s literacy without spending a dime!

Through MDE-LIO’s ABCs for VIPs program, Michigan families can request a set of 15-20 books in Unified English Braille (UEB) for their child in preschool through third grade. MDE-LIO will loan books for up to...

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MDE-LIO Website has a New Look

MDE-LIO is pleased to unveil our new website! It’s been four years since our last redesign, and we knew we had a few changes to make to the site structure in addition to getting a sleeker look. We also wanted to update the information we share on our site.

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Learn About the Marrakesh Treaty

January is Braille Literacy Month! How are you celebrating? In addition to taking part in fun and educational ways to learn about braille, make a point to learn more about the Marrakesh Treaty, an important agreement ratified by the U.S. in 2018.

The Marrakesh...

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Assistive Technology Highlight: Aira

A new service for people who are Blind/Visually Impaired is growing in popularity. Aira is a paid service that connects people who are BVI with specifically trained sighted assistants who can help navigate, read documents, and complete...

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