RMTC & OSBD

The Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC) and the Outreach Services for the Blind/Visually Impaired and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (OSBD) are statewide discretionary projects housed on the campus of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB). The mission of both projects is to support the education of students who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired in the State of Florida. Both projects are funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education Student Services, through a grant agreement with FSDB.

Both projects offer the following services:

  • Educational Policy, Procedures, and Initiatives
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Assessment
  • Screenings, Evaluations and Assessments
  • Assistive Technology and other Accommodations
  • Consultation, Information and Referral
  • Print and Online Materials
  • Family Involvement
  • Training Services

Resource Materials and Technology Center

Established in 1978, RMTC is a statewide specialized center and has functioned as part of the Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Network. This project works together with OSBD and collaborates with other agencies, associations, and discretionary projects to meet the needs of those serving students from birth to the age of 22. Services from and RMTC are available by request and at no charge.

Outreach Services for the Blind/Visually Impaired and Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Established in 2002, OSBD is designed to support small/rural districts. This project works together with RMTC and collaborates with other agencies, associations, and discretionary projects to meet the needs of those serving students from birth to the age of 22. Services from both OSBD are available by request and at no charge.

For more information, visit the RMTC & OSBD website.