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.
A special vaccine event for the Disability Community will happen on April 26 and 27 in Albuquerque. The event specifically for our Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Deaf Plus, and Deaf Senior Community will be on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm. It will be at the Berna Facio Professional Development Center at 3315 Louisiana Blvd NE. on the southwest corner of Louisiana Blvd and Comanche Rd. The event will be a drive-through only event – you will remain in your vehicle the whole time. There will be another vlog on the process of the drive-through soon.
Interpreters will be on site and assistive technology will be available, including FM Systems. The vaccine provided will be the Moderna vaccine, so you will receive an appointment to return on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 to get the booster vaccine.
To participate, register at vaccineNM.org if you have not already done so, then contact Corina Gutierrez or Myra Sandoval to RSVP. The deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, April 20, 2021. To get an appointment for this event you will need to give Corina or Myra your Name, Birthdate, and Confirmation Code from the vaccine registration portal. They will give the information to NM Department of Health and Aging and Long-Term Services to put you on the roster for that day.
Please contact Corina or Myra if you have any questions, concerns, or need more information.
Corina Gutiérrez – firstname.lastname@example.org – 505-435-9241 (VP)
Myra Sandoval – email@example.com – 505-273-3516 (VP)
See the vlog for all of the details in ASL: https://youtu.be/p8Y1ngggWrE.
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.