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Instructional Media Services Receives Diversity Award
Instructional Media Services (IMS) staff, Regina Greenwood, David Hovorak, Carlos Lucio and David Cavazos, received special department recognition at the Diversity Awards ceremony on April 19, 2012.
When the Spring 2012 flooding of the YMCA building required a class to be moved to the Student Computing Center (SCC), IMS worked quickly to install special equipment to accommodate a low vision student. In the YMCA building, the lab had a special software configuration allowing the low vision student to see the lecture presentation displayed on the workstation monitor. The SCC classroom did not have the same software resources and was difficult to reconfigure since it is a shared space. IMS staff was called in for their input and assistance. Within two days, second monitors were set up, allowing the low vision student to view the overhead projection in both the SCC classroom and a lecture hall in Zachary. In Fall 2012, IMS staff also provided equipment in the Educational Technologies Building to accommodate a low vision student.
"I appreciate the courteous, professional and prompt response from Regina and the staff at Instructional Media Services in helping us come up with some unique but useful accommodations for our low vision students over the past year. They have truly been partners with our office, the instructors and the students to ensure that these students were able to be accommodated in the most efficient manner possible," said Tracey Forman, Department of Disability Services.
The diversity awards are sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Department of Multicultural Services, Department of Disability Services and Aggie Allies. The awards acknowledge and honor the efforts of students, faculty and staff who strive to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity at Texas A&M University.
Instructional Media Services (IMS), a department of Texas A&M Information Technology, provides, supports and maintains multimedia equipment for classrooms and other locations on the Texas A&M campus.