Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired
4210 West Bay Villa Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611-1206
Local Telephone: (813) 837-7826
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 282-9193
Suzanne A Dalton, Supervisor, email@example.com
Geographic Area Served: Florida
FIMC-VI is developing options for distance learning for Florida's teachers of the visually impaired, classroom teachers and other interested parties. To be notified of distance learning opportunities please contact Kay Ratzlaff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-282-9193.
Fee: There is no fee for FIMC-VI sponsored workshops.
Serves as instructional materials center. Coordinates procurement, storage, and distribution of educational materials for students with visual disabilities.
Provides large print, braille, and recorded textbooks and supplementary materials and equipment such as braillewriters, adapted cassette recorders and digital playback machines, and other specialized equipment for students who are blind or visually impaired in the state of Florida.
Libraries/Alternate Media and Learning Resources
FIMC-VI is Florida's statewide resource center assisting local school districts with the specialized materials needs of students with visual impairments. Established in 1972 by the Florida Legislature, FIMC-VI operates under the Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through a grant agreement with Hillsborough County Public Schools.
FIMC-VI has a professional library for resources for teachers and parents. For a list of materials or to request check-out information, contact Kay Ratzlaff at email@example.com or call 800-282-9193.
Fee: There is no charge. Materials are produced by the Center staff, prepared by certified braille transcribers, and/or purchased by the Center. Materials are then loaned to Florida's public and private schools.
Professional resources are available for a short-term loan.
Support for Parents
Florida's parents are invited to attend any FIMC-VI sponsored workshop or Weekend with the Experts. To be included in the mailing list, please contact Kay Ratzlaff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-282-9193.
Fee: There is no fee for any FIMC-VI sponsored workshop.