The Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI) is a statewide resource center designed to assist schools in obtaining specialized materials for students with visual impairments. Established in 1972 by the Florida Legislature, FIMC-VI operates under the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services through a grant agreement with the School District of Hillsborough County.
FIMC-VI serves students with visual impairments enrolled in Florida’s public and private schools and teachers in those schools, both exceptional student educators and regular educators, who work with visually impaired students.
There is no charge for any services offered by FIMC-VI. Materials are produced by the Center staff, prepared by certified volunteer transcribers, and/or purchased by the Center. These materials are then loaned to schools within Florida. Consultation and training are also provided to instructional personnel throughout the State at no charge.
4210 West Bay Villa Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33611-1206