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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.

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The APH Building on Patterns (BOP) workshop scheduled for this Thursday and Friday – September 22 and 23, 2016 – has been postponed. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, APH had to cancel the BOP workshop.  BUT … have no fear!!! FIMC-VI is here to save the day!!! We are juggling schedules and will offer a similar workshop on December 8 and 9, 2016, still at The Shores Resort in Daytona!  The hotel has graciously agreed to work with us on the 7 day cancellation policy.


If you are planning to attend the December workshop, your reservation will be automatically moved.  However, if you are unable to attend in December you must  CALL THE SHORES RESORT TO CANCEL YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION ASAP!!   Call 866-934-7476.

As for your Working with the Experts registration (with FIMC-VI), that will move to December 8 and 9, unless you email us to cancel.  AND … if you have parents, agency personnel, or co-workers that were unable to make the September date, now they can attend the December event!!  Watch your email for the new agenda and reopened registration.

Heads up … December 8 and 9 was originally scheduled for the Let’s Adapt  – Working with the Experts.  That topic will be moved to April, so stay tuned for the final date.  

As always, FIMC-VI strives to ensure that every workshop meets the standards of excellence that you deserve!  We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.   

Please, reply to this email so we know you received the information.   If we do not hear from you, we will call to confirm.  Remember … if you cannot attend the December workshop, call The Shores, call The Shores, call The Shores to cancel your reservation!  — 866-934-7476.   


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