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Community Education

Community Education

Information, recommendations, and solutions are offered to private and public agencies, professional organizations, businesses, and individuals. Topics include Hearing Loss Sensitivity, Effective Communication, Assistive Technology, Overview of New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program.  Also, we provide effective tools to communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic.  All presentations are provided at no cost. 

For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact our Community Education Specialist, Roger Robb, at Roger.Robb@state.nm.us.

Presentations available are listed below, and custom training is offered when requested.​

Hearing Loss Accessibility-Virtual Edition

Hearing Loss Accessibility-Virtual Edition The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way we work and interact on a day to day basis. Virtual announcements and meetings are more common than ever whether it is a doctor’s visit or just a department meeting.  This...

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911/First responders Training

911/First responders Training The 911 Training is designed for 911/First responders to be more “Deaf-friendly” and understand the kind of equipment and technology Deaf or Hard of Hearing people use to communicate and function in a hearing world. Participants will:...

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Americans with Disabilities Act Overview

Americans with Disabilities Act Overview The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990. The law protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. The training is designed to briefly explain the four titles of the ADA and provide examples of...

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ADA Title II: State & Local Government

ADA Title II: State & Local Government The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990. Title II of the ADA applies to all public entities. Public entities include all state and local government services and programs as well as transportation. The training...

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Deaf Self-Advocacy Training

Deaf Self-Advocacy Training The Deaf Self-Advocacy Training is devoted to teaching Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind individuals to self-advocate for effective interpreting services. The content of the curriculum includes concepts of self-esteem and...

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Hearing Loss Sensitivity

Hearing Loss Sensitivity Our objective is to help participants become culturally sensitive when it comes to working with people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened. Participants will: Understand the basics of Deaf culture Learn tips for effectively...

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Effective Communication

Effective Communication Our objective is help participants become more effective communicators when interacting with an individual who has hearing loss. We also want to educate and empower individuals with hearing loss to effectively share their communication styles....

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Hearing Loss Awareness

Hearing Loss Awareness When an individual has hearing loss they are not given a manual that explains how to adapt. In turn those without hearing loss are not given a manual on how to work with individuals who have hearing loss. Our objective is to help participants...

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New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Overview

New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Overview The New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a dynamic resource for individuals with hearing loss. Our agency strives to provide innovative programs and services. The training is designed to give...

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Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program Overview

Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program Overview The New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing has a Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program for eligible New Mexico residents. The training is designed to explain the program, requirements,...

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