NIMAS/FL On-Line Ordering System - Help System
How can I learn more about NIMAS/FL?
Please follow this link for a NIMAS/FL specific
training provided to Florida Digital Rights Managers.
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How does a student qualify
to receive materials from NIMAS/FL?
Eligible students are "blind or other persons with print
disabilities," which means children served under IDEA who
qualify to receive books and other publications produced in
specialized formats in accordance with the Act entitled "An Act
to Provide Books for the Adult Blind," approved March 3, 1931, 2
How do I register a student?
You can register your student by clicking on the New Student button and completing the online form.
My student is registered, but I don't know the 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 contact NIMAS/FL or click here to send an email to request a Student ID number.
What if my desired delivery shipping location is not listed?
NIMAS/FL can only ship books to approved shipping locations. If you would like to add a location which is not listed currently, please contact NIMAS/FL or click here
to request approval.
Can I order books through NIMAS/FL?
Only Digital Rights Managers appointed by the District ESE
Administrator in each school district are authorized to order specialized formats through NIMAS/FL. If you are a Digital Rights Manager for a Florida School District, contact NIMAS/FL or click here to request your User Name and Password.
How do I contact NIMAS/FL?
Please contact your Regional Technology Specialist or
4210 W Bay Villa Ave
Tampa, FL 33611-1206
NIMAS/FL New Student Registration System - Help System
Who can register a student?
District Administrators of Exceptional Student Education in each school district or the directors of other Florida institutions
have the authority to designate Digital Rights Managers (DRM) in the districts to register students and order materials through NIMAS/FL.
A DRM having a NIMAS/FL issued User ID Number and Password may register and edit student records throughout the year. However, a DRM may or may not be able to update student records for the Annual Census at the discretion of the district administrator.
To obtain information on becoming registered as a DRM please contact your district ESE Administrator.
I am an ESE Administrator. How do I designate a Digital Rights Manager (DRM) to order materials from NIMAS/FL?
Contact NIMAS/FL or click here to
submit a request to authorize a Digital Rights Manager for your district. NIMAS/FL requires that all such requests must be in writing and signed by the ESE Administrator.
Am I authorized as a DRM with NIMAS/FL?
First, check with your director to determine if your name has been submitted to NIMAS/FL
as a DRM NIMAS/FL User and allowed you access to update student records.
To obtain information on becoming registered, please contact NIMAS/FL or click here to send an email.
What are the basic qualifications for eligibility?
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When should students be registered?
A qualifying student should be registered after the IEP team has made the following determinations:
What if the student does not meet the qualifications to receive NIMAS derived materials?
While registering a new student you may find that the student does not meet all of the qualifications. Not all students with reading disabilities are eligible for specialized formats derived from NIMAS files.
Though a student may not be eligible to receive materials derived from NIMAS files, the district is still responsible for ensuring that the student
receives materials in accessible formats.
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 contact NIMAS/FL or click here to send an email to request a Student ID number.
NIMAS/FL 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 NIMAS/FL. 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?
If the student is moving from another District in Florida, contact NIMAS/FL or click here to send an email requesting the Student ID Number for the student.
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.
NIMAS/FL Annual Census - Help System
Who can update student records during the Annual Census?
The District Administrators of Exceptional Student Education in each school district or the directors of other institutions have the authority to
select specified personnel as Digital Rights Managers (DRM).
Administrators allow DRM's access to student records in order to update them for an Annual Census.
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 DRM's in your district responsible for the Annual Census. Contact NIMAS/FL or click here to request your Administrative User Name and Password.