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.
In Person Services by Appointment Only
Our Las Cruces and Albuquerque offices are now open for in person services by appointment only. Masks, COVID-19 screening, and contract tracing information is required, and clients may bring only one guest. View the vlog with more details here.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505.228.7710 (voice) or 505.435.9319 (VP for sign language users) Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm so we can assist you, or check the Staff Members page for our individual email addresses to request an appointment.
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 safely, 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. Many of our forms are 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 to establish services.
New Mexico Conference on Aging
Save the Date – the New Mexico Conference on Aging will be virtual again this year November 17-18. Registration will be free of charge. Find details here: https://nmaging.state.nm.us/news-events/conference-on-aging.
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.