Thursday, December 10, 2020
The New Mexico
Commission for Deaf
& Hard of Hearing
Providing effective leadership, education, advocacy and programs to reduce barriers to the social, economic, educational, cultural and intellectual well-being of Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Mexicans and their families, friends and colleagues.
NMCDHH Staff is Currently Teleworking
Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency all NMCDHH Staff are teleworking until further notice. We are still available to serve you via phone, VP, email, and videoconferencing, but our physical offices in Albuquerque and Las Cruces are closed to protect our staff and constituents from the spread of the virus. Reach us at NMCDHH.Info@state.nm.us or check the Staff Members page for our individual email addresses.
Our COVID-19 Resources Page has information specific to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind community. For general questions, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health website or contact them by phone. The Coronavirus Hotline is 855.600.3453 and the line for non-health related COVID-19 questions is 833.551.0518.
Accepting Forms Digitally
To limit contact and provide services efficiently during telework, NMCDHH encourages our clients to complete and return documents electronically. If you have access to a printer and scanner, please print the document, fill it out and sign it, scan it (preferably as a PDF if possible) and email it back to us. If you can print but not scan, we will accept photos of documents – please make sure they are clearly in focus and readable. We are working to make more of our forms fillable PDFs so that they can be completed on your computer or tablet, digitally signed, and returned via email. In any of these cases, please follow up by mailing the original forms to our office for the permanent files – but we will accept the digital forms while we are working remotely.
The HLAA ABQ June Meeting on Zoom will be Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10am. The presenter is Renee O’Connell, a Music Practitioner, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The Zoom link and June Newsletter can be found on their website: www.hearinglossabq.org.
We are working on gathering a growing list of resources related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and will share those resources on this page.
Technology is changing rapidly, and so is the equipment offered through our Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP). We are excited to announce some new additions to our program in the coming months – we will feature those new products here as they become available.