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   Current User:    
  On-line Ordering:               

  Who can order on-line?

  How can I retrieve my User
  Name and Password?

  My student is not registered?

  I don't know a Student's ID#?

  My desired delivery location
  is not listed?

  Can I order APH materials
  on-line (light boxes, abacus)?

  How do I contact the Florida
  Instructional Materials Center
  for the Visually Impaired?


  New Students:               

  Who can register a student?

  I am an ESE Administrator.
  How do I designate an
  authorized user?

  Am I authorized to use the
  services provided by FIMC-VI?

  What are the basic
  qualifications for eligibility?

  Why do students need to be
  registered?

  When should students be
  registered?

  What if my student is over 21
  years old?

  Where can I find my student's
  ID Number?

  Edit Student Records:        

  Why do I get a message
  that the student record can't
  be found or is inactive?

  Should I wait until the Annual
  Census to update my
  students records?

  After I have edited all of my
  students, how can I get a
  printout of their names and
  Student ID numbers?

  How do I register a student
  moving from another District
  in Florida?

  How can I check on recent
  edits to student records?

  Annual Census:               

  Who can update student
  records for the Annual
  Census?

  The information about the
  Primary Language used for instruction of the Student
  is new, isn't it?

  I am an ESE Administrator
  and I need to authorize a
  designee to register students.
  How do I authorize a
  designee?

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FIMC-VI On-Line Ordering System - Help System

Who can order on-line?

An FIMC Authorized User having an FIMC-VI issued User ID Number and Password may use the on-line ordering system. The Directors of Special Education in each school district or the directors of other institutions have the authority to designate teachers of the visually impaired or other specified personnel as FIMC Authorized Users. To obtain information on becoming registered, click here to send an email.

How can I retrieve my User Name and Password?

First, check with your director to determine if your name has been submitted to FIMC-VI as an FIMC Authorized User, then click here to request your User Name and Password.

What if my student is not registered?

You can register your student by clicking on the New Student button and completing the online form.

What if I don't know my student's ID number?

All orders require a Student ID number to be entered. Be sure you have this number before starting an order.

To obtain the number for new students, click on the View Status button. When the new student registration has been approved, a student number will be displayed in the "Completed" table. Please click here to send an email to request a Student ID number.

What if my desired delivery shipping location is not listed?

FIMC-VI can only ship books to approved shipping locations. If you would like to add a location which is not listed currently, please click here to request approval.

Can I order APH tangible materials such as light boxes, abacus, braille paper with the on-line ordering system?

Yes. You will need the APH Catalog number to search for and order those items. Or, click here to request an Instructional Materials Center Order form.

How do I contact the Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired?

FIMC-VI
4210 W Bay Villa Ave
Tampa, FL 33611-1206
800-282-9193
813-837-7979 fax
Home Page: http://www.FIMCVI.org

FIMC-VI Student Registration System - Help System

Who can register a student?

The Florida Directors of Special Education in each school district or the directors of other Florida institutions have the authority to designate teachers of the visually impaired or other specified personnel as FIMC Authorized Users.

An FIMC Authorized User having an FIMC-VI issued User ID Number and Password may register and edit student records throughout the year. However, an FIMC Authorized User may or may not be able to update student records for the Annual Census at the discretion of the district director.

To obtain information on becoming registered as an FIMC Authorized User, please click here to send an email.

I am an ESE Administrator. How do I designate an FIMC-VI Authorized User?

Click here to authorize a teacher of the visually impaired or other specified personnel to order materials and add/edit students who are visually impaired.

Am I authorized to use the services provided by FIMC-VI?

First, check with your director to determine if your name has been submitted to FIMC-VI as an FIMC Authorized User and allowed you access to update student records.

To obtain information on becoming registered, please click here to send an email.

What are the basic qualifications for eligibility?

Any student with a visual impairment is eligible for services from the Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired. Basic eligibility qualifications, which must be met for each student, include:

Compliance with FAC 6A-6.03014, FAC Special Programs for students who are visually impaired (2) Criteria for Eligibility, or with FAC 6A-6.03022, FAC Special programs for students who are dual-sensory impaired.

Why do students need to be registered?

Districts must register all new students and all transfer students prior to the students receiving materials or services from FIMC-VI. Additionally, districts ensure that every student is included in the National Annual Registry of Visually Impaired Students conducted every January. This Registry allows the State of Florida to participate in the Federal "Act to Promote the Education of the Blind." As a result of participating in this Federal program, FIMC-VI is allocated quota funds based on the number of student registrations. These funds are used for ordering books and materials for your students from the American Printing House (APH).

When should students be registered?

A qualifying student should be registered as soon as possible after being enrolled in your district's Program for the Visually Impaired.

What if my student is over 21 years old?

You may register all students who are working at less than a high school diploma and that meet the minimum requirements regardless of age; however, students over 21 years of age must be enrolled in at least 20 hours of instruction per week. Instruction includes all aspects of the educational program except social and leisure programs. This requirement is especially important for adult rehabilitation programs.

Where can I find my student's ID Number?

To obtain the number for new students, click on the View Status button then select New Students. When the new student registration has been approved, a student number will be displayed in the "Completed" table. Please click here to send an email to request a Student ID number.

FIMC-VI Editing Student Records - Help System

Why do I get a message that the student record can't be found or is inactive?

If you are looking for a record that was recently entered as a new student, the registration may not have been approved at FIMC-VI. Check the status of a new student registration by clicking on the View Status button and selecting New Students. Any student listed under Processing or Need More Information cannot be edited.

If you are looking for a record that has already been approved, the record may not have been updated during the last Annual Census or the student may have been removed from your district registry by another district designee. This action would move the student record to an inactive file. The record may also have been edited recently and may be locked until the edit is approved.

Should I wait until the Annual Census to update my students records?

No. The system is available continuously in order to allow you to keep all information current and make it easier to complete the Annual Census. If the information is up to date at the time of the Annual Census, it will be a simple matter to do a quick review and confirm the data.

After I have edited all of my students, how can I get a printout of their names and Student ID numbers?

Click on the View Status button and select Edited Students. Click and drag to select the information you need and paste it into a document for your files.

How do I register a student moving from another District in Florida?

Students need to be registered upon entering your District regardless of any previous registration.

How can I check on recent edits to student records?

Check the status of recent edits by clicking on the View Status button and selecting Edited Students. Any student listed under Processing or Need More Information cannot be edited.

FIMC-VI Annual Census - Help System

Who can update student records during the Annual Census?

The Directors of Special Education in each school district or the directors of other institutions have the authority to designate teachers of the visually impaired or other specified personnel as FIMC Authorized Users. Directors select designees from all FIMC Authorized Users in their district to allow access to student records in order to update them for the Annual Census during the month of January.

The information about the Primary Language used for instruction of the Student is new, isn't it?

The Primary Language used for instruction of the Student was a required field beginning with the 2011 Federal Quota Census. You may chose Spanish, English, Other or NA (Not Applicable). The data should reflect the Primary Language used for instruction of the Student, not necessarily the language spoken at home.

I am an ESE Administrator and I need to authorize a designee to update student records for the Annual Census. How do I authorize a designee?

Administrative User Names and Passwords are distributed via email. Your login will take you to a Administrative area where you can select from the Authorized Users in your district those individuals responsible for the Annual Census. Contact FIMC-VI or click here to request your Administrative User Name and Password.

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