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Michigan (i /'m???g?n/) is a U.S. state located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is a French alteration of the Ojibwe word mishigama, meaning "large water" or "large lake".

Michigan is the eighth most populous state in the United States. It has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair.[5] Michigan is one of the leading US states for recreational boating. Michigan has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (10 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline. It is the largest state by total area[9] east of the Mississippi River.

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Sinai Hospital: Vision Rehabilitation Institute
27211 Lahser
Suite 200
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (248) 357-4385

St. Clair County Library System LBPH
210 McMorran Boulevard
Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone: (810) 982-3600

Beaumont Eye Institute: Low Vision Center
3535 West 13 Mile Road
Suite 555
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: (248) 551-2020

Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled @ Ann Arbor District Library
343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 327-4224

Low Vision and Visual Rehabilitative Services: University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 764-5106

Henry Ford Center for Vision Rehabilitation and Research
Henry Ford Medical Center
29200 Schoolcraft
Livonia, MI 48150
Phone: (734) 523-1070

Low Vision Solutions
27520 West 7 Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248) 777-1100

Noir Medical Products
6155 Pontiac Trail
South Lyon, MI 48178
Phone: (734) 769-5565

Penrickton Center for Blind Children
26530 Eureka Road
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: (734) 946-7500

128 Porter
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 487-3300

Visually Handicapped Services, Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center
Visually Handicapped Services
Detroit Receiving Hospital
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 745-4510

Detroit Radio Information Service
c/o WDET-FM, 4600 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 577-4146

Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired
16625 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48227
Phone: (313) 272-3900

Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology
15415 East Jefferson Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: (313) 824-4710

Temple Beth El Braille Bindery: Tri-County Braille Volunteers
7400 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 851-1100

Visually Impaired Center
1422 W. Court Street
Flint, MI 48503
Phone: (810) 235-2544

Mideastern Michigan Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Talking Book Center
G-4195 West Pasadena
Flint, MI 48504
Phone: (810) 732-1120

Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan
501 South Averill Avenue
Flint, MI 48506
Phone: (810) 762-9960

Michigan Assistive Technology Project
c/o Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
740 W. Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 333-2477

Blind Children's Fund
201 S. University Street
Suite 1
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 779-9966

DeafBlind Central: Michigan s Training and Resource Project
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: (989) 774-2725

Michigan Department of Education: Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services
608 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-0923

Michigan Commission for the Blind: Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
702 West Kalamazoo
Lansing, MI 48915
Phone: (517) 373-5614

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
300 E. Michigan Avenue
Third Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 373-8230

Michigan Optometric Association
530 West Ionia Street
Suite A
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 482-0616

Midwest Enterprises for the Blind
3308 Covington Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 383-0713

Goodwill of Southwestern Michigan
2700 Pitcher Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Phone: (269) 382-0490

Michigan Commission for the Blind Training Center
1541 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 337-3848

Western Michigan University: Vision Rehabilitation Clinic
Unified Clinics
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 387-7064

Visual Insights
2507 Sugarloaf Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
Phone: (269) 329-2833

Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
3500 North Elm Road
Jackson, MI 49241
Phone: (517) 780-5096

Ferris State University: Michigan College of Optometry, Low Vision Services
1310 Cramer Circle
Room 501
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 591-2222
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
456 Cherry Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 458-1187

Kent District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
3350 Michael Avenue SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Phone: (616) 647-3989

Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District
2118 US 23 South
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 354-3101

North Bay Ophthalmology: Low Vision Clinic
2061 M-119
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: (231) 487-2020 3

Upper Peninsula Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
1615 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 228-7697

Grand Traverse Area Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
610 Woodmere Avenue
Traverse City, MI 46986-3397
Phone: (231) 932-8558

16480 Hall Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038-1132
Phone: (586) 286-1580

Howell Mobility Products
717 Louis Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48067-4603
Phone: (248) 548-1788

Seedlings Braille Books for Children
14151 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48154-4522
Phone: (734) 427-8552

Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
30555 Michigan Avenue
Westland, MI 48186-5310
Phone: (734) 727-7300

Detroit Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Frederick Douglass Branch for Specialized Services, Detroit Public Library
3666 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48208-2880
Phone: (313) 833-5494

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
3111 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48208-2962
Phone: (313) 964-3900 505

1039 S Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115
Phone: (248) 651-9011

Oakland County Library for the Visually and Physically Impaired
1200 North Telegraph
Pontiac, MI 48341-0482
Phone: (248) 858-5050

Michigan Department of Education Low Incidence Outreach
1505 W. Court Street, Suite 227
Flint, MI 48503-5002
Phone: (810) 257-1420

WKAR Radio Talking Book
283 Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
Phone: (517) 353-9124

Michigan's Assistive Technology Resource
1023 South U.S. 27
St. Johns, MI 48879-2424
Phone: (989) 224-0330

Early On Michigan
State Department of Education
PO Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909-7508
Phone: (517) 335-4865

Western Michigan University: Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies
College of Health and Human Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5218
Phone: (269) 387-3455

Muskegon County Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
4845 Airline Road, Unit 5
Muskegon, MI 49444-4503
Phone: (231) 737-6310

Sight Seer (West Michigan Radio Reading Service)
213 Sheldon Boulevard S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4513
Phone: (616) 235-0020