Resource Center Dr. Kathy Segers

TN RCVI is Going High-Tech!

The Tennessee Resource Center for the Visually Impaired (TN RCVI) is using the KLAS database to conduct the annual registration of students who are legally blind for the American Printing House for the Blind (APH).  Funds can be used by local school districts including TSB to order materials for students who are registered from APH through the TN RCVI.  This year, we had to obtain parent permission in 
order to enroll students. If you have not signed this form yet, please contact Dr. Kathy Segers at 615-231-7317.  We need to be able to register every student who is legally blind to keep our funding at a level that our students can benefit from.
Online book and materials ordering is rolling out the week of Feb.26, 2018.  This is very exciting and the RCVI staff is gearing up with trainings and updates to make this process go as smoothly as possible.  We look forward to the increased effectiveness and efficiency that this will add to our services.  The goal of the RCVI is to strive to make Accessible Educational Materials (AEM’s) available to our students in a timely manner, with our goal always being that our students with visual impairments will receive their books at the same time as their sighted peers if possible.
Each Director of Schools and Director of Special Education was send a designee form to be signed by the Director of Schools, to tell us who is designated to place orders for their district and who is designated to sign off on the Federal Quota Count for their district.  As soon as the form is received for your district, we will send the online ordering information to the designee.  If you have any questions call us as RCVI 615-231-7317.
Kathy Segers,
Dr. Kathy Segers,
Director of Accessible Instruction Materials and Outreach