In addition to what NMCDHH offers on our website, you may also find the websites listed below to be of interest.
Albuquerque Sign Language Academy (ASLA)
Albuquerque Sign Language Academy, a K-8 school with American Sign Language and English at the center of its curriculum, is located in downtown Albuquerque, and draws students from all over the metropolitan Albuquerque area.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Passed in 1990, amended in 2008, and revised in 2011, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination, and gives equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, government services at the state and federal levels, public accommodations, commercial locations and public transit.
Council de Manos (C5)
C5 is the national Latinx Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind, Deaf-Disabled and Late-Deafened community-oriented organization.
Deaf Culture Center of New Mexico (DCC)
The Deaf Culture Center of New Mexico is a nonprofit that provides artistic, cultural, social and recreational events for Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing New Mexicans, as well as sign language classes to the community.
Governor’s Commission on Disability (GCD)
The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability is committed to improving the quality of life of all New Mexicans with disabilities by reducing social, physical, programmatic, economic and political barriers. GCD also serves as the liaison and advisor to the Governor and Legislature on disability-related issues.
Hands & Voices New Mexico (HVNM)
Hands & Voices New Mexico is the local chapter of Hands & Voices, a parent-driven, non-profit support organization for families of children with hearing loss, regardless of the mode or methodology of communication chosen.
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
The National website for the Hearing Loss Association of America, a national support organization and resource for individuals with hearing loss and their families.
New Mexico Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Chapters
The local websites for the Hearing Loss Association of America, a national support organization and resource for individuals with hearing loss and their families. New Mexico has three HLAA chapters: Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe.
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
The National Association for the Deaf is the national civil-rights organization for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, and is focused on advocacy and language rights at the national and international level. NAD has a New Mexico chapter as well.
New Mexico Association of the Deaf (NMAD)
The state chapter of the NAD, NMAD is dedicated to building and strengthening relationships between Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Mexicans of all ages and interests. Please be aware that you may have to log into Facebook to access their page.
The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV)
The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a clearinghouse for information and referrals for New Mexicans affected by domestic violence. NMCADV also works towards coordinating a response to end domestic violence through program development, public policy, collaboration, education, and proposal funding.
Raíces del Rio Grande
The state affiliate of the Council de Manos, Raíces del Rio Grande is oriented towards Deaf and Hard of Hearing Latinx youth and their families, the New Mexican Deaf and Hard of Hearing Latinx community, and New Mexico in general. Raíces del Rio Grande seeks to preserve the New Mexican Deaf and Hard of Hearing Latinx culture and language through preservation, education and leadership training.
New Mexico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NMRID)
The state affiliate of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, NMRID seeks to advance the profession of sign language interpretation in the State of New Mexico through professional development and conduct, promotion of public understanding of interpretation and transliteration, and supporting organizations and activities for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Mexicans, as well as interpreters and transliterators.
New Mexico School for the Deaf (NMSD)
An all-grades school, the New Mexico School for the Deaf’s main campus is located in Santa Fe, with four early childhood satellite campuses across the state. NMSD’s student population comes from all across the state. NMSD also engages in statewide services to support public school students with hearing loss as well as their families and the schools themselves.
New Mexico State Judiciary Self-Help Website
The New Mexico District Court Self-Help Guide provides general information about how to represent yourself in court, a resource guide with a list of legal services and referral programs available throughout New Mexico, and individual chapters on the following topics: Domestic Violence, Dissolution of Marriage, Kinship Guardianship, Name Change, Probate, and Appeals. You can download the full guide or view individual topics. All resources are available in English and Spanish.
New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP)
A program operated by the Governor’s Commission on Disability, NMTAP provides free services for New Mexicans with disabilities to get assistive equipment and devices. NMTAP’s services include device loans, device demonstrations, financial loans to purchase assistive devices, and equipment placement for those who need it.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is a national membership organization centered on advocating for quality in interpreting and transliterating between sign language and spoken language users. RID also collaborates with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities to encourage the growth of the profession through a national standard, a rigorous code of conduct, and education.
Provided through Hamilton Relay, the current vendor, Relay NM is the statewide relay service overseen by NMCDHH. Relay NM offers TTY, voice and hearing carry-over (VCO/HCO), speech-to-speech, CapTel and Spanish-language services for callers.
Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA)
The Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) is intended to provide the public with access to information regarding governmental affairs. The law requires public entities to designate a records custodian and allow public inspection of most public records. To request to inspect records from the Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, please send a written request to: G. Nathan Gomme, Executive Director and Records Custodian – New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing – 505 Marquette Ave NW, Suite 1550 – Albuquerque, NM 87102 – Nathan.Gomme@state.nm.us – Fax: 505.383.6533