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New Mexico Technology Assistance Program

Welcome to the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP).

NMTAP offers free services to New Mexicans with disabilities to help them get the assistive technology (AT) services they need. NMTAP is a statewide program designed to increase access to, and acquisition of, assistive technology. (Able Data lists and describes 19,000 assistive technology devices).

What Can NMTAP Do for You?

Our mission is to help persons with disabilities enhance their quality of life through the use of assistive technology. To fulfill this mission, the NMTAP staff provides the following services to persons with disabilities their family members, and service providers:

ABLE Device Loan Program - Our device loan program offers teachers, therapists, case managers and NMTAP counselors the opportunity to try out assistive devices/software with students/clients prior to purchase. We work closely with schools, agencies, and counselors to both identify and try out the most practical and efficient technology solutions that match user needs. Download our Application for services or call to find out how you can access our ABLE Device Loan Program.

Device Demonstration Program - We have devices/software that assist with personal independence, communication, hearing and vision needs, learning, computer access, recreation, vocation, and telecommunications. Employers, agency staff, families and service providers can benefit from demonstrations of devices/software, and we can help you make informed choices as to what kinds of assistive technology would provide the best support at the best value. Call us for an individual, small group, or large group demonstration and we will design a demonstration that will meet your needs.

Financial Assistance Programs - The NMTAP financing activities include the financial loan program (Access Loan New Mexico) operated through the San Juan Center for Independence, a community based nonprofit agency that was established by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Information about the statewide loan programs can be obtained on the SJCI website http://sjci.org/procurement-and-access-loan-new-mexico or by calling the toll free phone number 877-484-4500. The SJCI administrative office is located at 1204 San Juan Blvd. Farmington, NM 87401. Access Loan New Mexico is a statewide, low interest loan program that allows a New Mexico resident with a disability to purchase assistive technology or make home modifications. The NMTAP also offers a Telework loan program (New Mexico Seed Loans Program that provides loan guarantees and interest rate subsidies to help people with disabilities work independently. The New Mexico Seed Loans program is also operated through SJCI. Application information may be obtained through the SJCI website http://www.sjci.org/procurement-and-access-loan-new-mexico/seed-loan-program or by contacting Larry Maestas at 505-366-8192 or maestaslarrylar@comcast.net, or Toll-free: 1-855-891-8295.

The NMTAP financing activities include the Assistive Technology Community Partnership "last resort" funding with non-AT Act dollars. This program includes assistance with funding for individuals with disabilities who lack resources for home modifications, and other acquisition of AT devices and services. Information about the program can be obtained through the SJCI website www.sjci.org or by contacting Larry McCabe at 1-877-484-4500.

Device Reutilization - BackInUse.com is operated by Adelante Development Center, Inc., a non-profit agency that has worked in support of New Mexicans with disabilities since 1978. Device reutilization includes device recycle/refurbish/repair activities. Devices are accepted (usually by donation) into an inventory; are repaired, sanitized, and/or refurbished as needed. Information about the Back In Use program can be obtained at http://www.backinuse.com/faq.cfm. You can contact BackInUse via email at BackInUse@goadelante.org. You can also contact BackInUse via phone at (505) 341-7171. The administrative offices are at: 3900 Osuna Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109.

Information & Assistance - NMTAP can help you find services, contacts, and appropriate resources related to assistive technologies. Call us with your questions and we’ll try to track down the best service providers and organizations that will work to refer you to an individual or agency that can. We can also share with you information about other related programs that may prove helpful. NMTAP is a member of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) and the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) and the RESNA Catalyst Project that provides technical assistance to AT Act entities.

(NMTAP is a program of the New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability.)
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The NMTAP/GCD is funded under a grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) , U.S. Department of Education. This electronic publication does not necessarily reflect the views of RSA, and no official endorsement of material should be inferred.


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