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Announcements

1. FEDERAL QUOTA FUNDS SPENDDOWN - The spenddown date for the 2021 Census's funds is September 9, 2022, earlier than the usual end of September date. RCVI patrons should place their APH orders NOW so that all funds are used up. APH orders may still be placed after this date, using funds from the 2022 census. 
 
2. SAVE THE DATE - TSB's in-person Unity Conference will be back on November 17-18, 2022! Plan to attend and look out for registration and presentation information in the months to come.
 
3. UPDATED FORMS - The RCVI's Application for Service, Federal Quota Consent, and Federal Quota Eye Exam Documentation Forms have been updated for 2022-23. Please download copies of these for use this school year.
 
4. RETURN BOOKS AND MATERIALS TO RCVI - If you have any RCVI items sent out for the 21-22 school year that your students no longer need, please send them back so they can be re-used by other students! Feel free to use the RCVI's Free Matter for the Blind return shipping label.
 
5. NEW NEWSLETTERS WEBPAGE - The RCVI now has a newsletters page in which the most recent updates emailed to our contact list may also be viewed online. If you would like to be added to our contact list email [email protected] or enter your information in the form linked here: https://forms.office.com/r/cBuc2PZYpi
 
6. A "Perkins Brailler repair insert" has been uploaded to the forms section. Use this to document issues you are having with your RCVI-provided brailler. Contact us if you are having issues, and we will help you get a working brailler quickly!

 

What is RCVI?

The Tennessee Resource Center for the Visually Impaired (RCVI) exists to ensure that all students who are blind or visually impaired in the state of Tennessee have access to accessible instructional materials, as well as materials available from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). 

 

For example, RCVI can facilitate the production of textbooks and ancillary materials in large print and braille formats, and items like video magnifiers and specialized tactile graphics kits for teaching Earth and life science are available for ordering from APH.

Getting Started

The RCVI serves all students in Tennessee who are blind or have a visual impairment. However, not all students with a visual impairment qualify for every one of the RCVI’s services. Please visit the About RCVI section of our website to learn more about our specific eligibility requirements HERE.
Head to the RCVI’s online ordering website HERE, or select Ordering from the toolbar on the right side of the screen.
If you have a student who transferred from out of state or is seeking RCVI services for the first time, please complete the Application for Service with RCVI form found HERE or in the Forms section of our website and send it to Deanna Rivera at [email protected].
If you have a student who transferred to you WITHIN Tennessee, please email or call Deanna Rivera ([email protected]; 615-231-7340) with this information, and we will make this change in our system for you.
If you wish to make changes regarding who can place orders from RCVI, or who your district’s APH Federal Quota designee is, please complete the APH and Ordering Designee form found HERE or in the Forms section of our website and send it to Allen Huang at [email protected].

RCVI Updates Video - Ordering Tips and New Initiatives