Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for ways to make health education accessible for your students? If you are a TCVI or TVI, browse our Human Health and Development Library to request items for your student’s health education class.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)
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.
DHH Reading Kits
Reading with your child is fun! DHH Reading Kits include early literacy books and fun activities for families to do together.
DHH Character Books
Experience stories and build connections with characters who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing through our collection of DHH Character Books.