To promote the success of students with visual impairments in Florida by providing high-quality accessible instructional materials and facilitating student achievement events, and by providing teachers, administrators, families, and agency personnel with resources and opportunities for training and professional development.
Who we are
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.
Who we serve
FIMC-VI provides services to students with visual impairments enrolled in Florida’s public and private schools as well as those students that are home schooled as long as they are participating in a “formally organized educational program”.
FIMC-VI also supports all teachers, school administrators, and agency personnel working with Florida’s K-12 students with visual impairments.
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. Outreach, consultation, workshops, webinars, independent modules, student events, and other learning opportunities are offered to families, teachers, and agency personnel throughout the State at no charge.
Are you interested in being a teacher of students with visual impairments in Florida? Visit our Teach in Florida page to learn more!
FIMC-VI has collaborated with Steve Turner of Giving Tree Music (the drum circle guy!) to provide short videos that focus on concept development using music. Visit our YouTube playlist and be sure to Subscribe to get notifications of new videos.