Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI)

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APH Products

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) produces educational materials designed to assist students who are BVI. MDE-LIO has a variety of items available for loan, and we can purchase APH products using Federal Quota Funds for qualifying students.

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Books

If you are a Michigan resident or organization, use this form to request books in accessible formats. Browse our loan library or request any book your student needs. We will find it for you or direct you to our production services.

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BVI Resources

MDE-LIO provides resources that help parents, teachers, college students, and school personnel expand their understanding of the development and education of students who are BVI.

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BVI Assistive Technology

Not sure if a particular assistive technology device will work well with your student? The BVI Assistive Technology Library gives schools an opportunity to test devices with students to see what works best before purchasing them.

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Budding Seedlings

MDE-LIO has partnered with Seedlings Braille Books for Children to loan early literacy books for students in pre-kindergarten through third grade. These books have both braille and print text so you can read along. Browse our catalog to find books that will be most appealing to your student.

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Out-of-State Braille

MDE-LIO offers national and international braille transcription and production services. Use this form to get a quote if you are not a Michigan resident or organization.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)

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DHH Reading Kits

Reading with your child is fun! DHH Reading Kits include early literacy books and fun activities for families to do together.

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DHH Resources

MDE-LIO provides resources that help parents, teachers, college students and school personnel expand their understanding of development and education of students who are DHH.