Working Collaboratively to Support the Education of Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in Florida

Established in 1978 by the Florida Legislature, the Resource Materials and Technology Center: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH) is a statewide discretionary project of the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) and functions as a statewide specialized center within the Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) network. The Center is located on the campus of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB). RMTC-D/HH serves as the coordinating unit for accessible materials including captioned and signed videos, professional development books, and other reference materials. In addition, RMTC-D/HH staff provide on-site training and technical assistance to all school districts, families, and other state and federal discretionary projects working with students who are deaf/hard of hearing. 
 
RMTC-D/HH plans and works collaboratively with school districts statewide, agencies, associations, and other state and federal discretionary projects, to ensure accessibility and pedagogical needs of all students with hearing loss are met as required by IDEA 2004 and by Florida Statutes. RMTC-D/HH works to positively influence student outcomes and graduation rates with an emphasis on college, career and life-readiness by supporting parents and school personnel in Florida serving students who are deaf/hard of hearing from birth to the age of 22. The Center is funded by the by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education Student Services, through a grant agreement with FSDB.

Services from RMTC-D/HH are provided by request and at no charge to the school, district, or organization.

Featured Events

A Guide to The Functional Listening Evaluation: Why & How

Learn how to perform a Functional Listening Evaluation in our online module, including test purpose, materials required, how to perform, scoring and interpretation of results, and more. Click here to register. If you have already registered, you may enter the course here.

FEDHH 2017 – Florida Educators for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference

The conference focuses on professional development and collaboration of individuals who work with young children and students who have a hearing loss.

TA Live!

Join us for monthly series of Technical Assistance (TA) calls happening on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM. During this monthly webinar we address "hot topics" from around the state.

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    800-356-6731
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    904-827-2338
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    207 San Marco Ave.
    St. Augustine, FL 32084

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This website was developed by the Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, a special project funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B and IDEA Part B Trust funds and through a grant agreement with the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.