Resource Center Dr. Kathy Segers

Hello from RCVI!

The Night before Christmas at the RCVI

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the halls,

Not a creature was stirring, but Melanie was making calls,

The equipment was hung in the equipment room with care,

 In hopes that Joseph soon would be there;


The books were all nestled all snug in their shelves,

While visions of purging were on the minds of the elves.

And Deanna on her computer, and Lara in her cap,

Had just settled down for a long ordering lap;

When upstairs in the braille production Center, there arose such a clatter,

Nick sprang from his chair to see what was the matter.

Away to the embosser he flew like a flash,

Tore open the thermoform machine as quick as a dash.

The moon on the breast of the newly embossed braille,

Gave the luster of mid-day to the dots without fail.

When, what to my wondering eyes should we need, 

But Carol Lewis with more braille for Nick to proofread;

With a voice that was loud, and so lively and sure,

I knew in a moment is must be Dr. Segers giving a tour.

More rapid than eagles her coursers they came,

And she whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

Now, Joseph, Now, Deanna, Now Lara, and Nick,

On Melanie, on Carol, you’d better be quick.

To the top of the shelves! To the top of the walls!

Now get those books out, but please, no falls.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

Maintenance doing repairs and sounds like a hoof.

As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,

Down the elevator came Lara saying, “What was that sound?”

Dr. Segers said, “Lara, whatever Do you mean?”

And away they all went so fast they couldn’t be seen.

But I heard her exclaim, ere her KIA drove out of sight,



Spotlight on TSB Outreach Teachers 

Mr. Allen Huang, TVI/CATIS

Allen Huang has been with TSB Outreach for 3 years, serving as a TVI and AT Specialist.  He was trained as a TVI at Vanderbilt University, where he earned his bachelors and Master’s degrees in Special Education Visual Impairments and Severe Disabilities.  Allen believes strongly in the individualized identification and appropriate use of technology. On a daily basis, Allen enjoys driving across the state to help students better access the instruction and learning materials they need to become independent, productive members of society. Allen is currently the only person in the State of Tennessee who has earned the Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS) certification from ACVREP.

Allen is originally from New Jersey, but he has lost his accent from spending so much great time in the south; he has more of a southern accent now!  When he is home, he enjoys spending precious family time as a new father with his wife, Catie and 5-month-old Theo.  

Dr. Kathy Segers,
Dr. Kathy Segers,
Director of Accessible Instruction Materials and Outreach