NMTAP offers free services to New Mexicans with disabilities to help them get the assistive technology (AT) services they need. It is a statewide program designed to increase knowledge of, access to, and acquisition of assistive or adaptive technology for anyone with any disability, anywhere in the state, of any age.
Important Update From NMTAP
- Our online device loan database has a NEW look. You can still access the link in the menu of Device Loans or you can visit it here at https://myatprogram.org/home/35
- We are now accepting new device loan applications! Please contact us and let us know what your needs are. Device Loan applications can be accessed on our website under Device Loan or you can contact a NMTAP staff member to have one emailed to you. Devices will be shipped out weekly on Thursdays.
- Our physical location in downtown Albuquerque is still closed until further notice. All of our staff is working from home. We can be reached by phone (please leave a message) or by email.
- Due to issues related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency we are not currently providing in-person device demonstrations in order to limit the contact with each other per Governor Lujan Grisham and CDC guidelines.
- All devices that are currently out on loan – please continue to keep them until further notice. Our staff will contact you to check on how they are working for you and will provide instructions on returning devices back to us.
- Upcoming presentations and training’s will be updated on our website. Please check our calendar for more information.
Thank you for your continued understanding and patience. Please continue to limit your interactions with others and stay home to prevent the spread of the virus. We care about the health and success of all New Mexicans with disabilities. We will continue to provide limited services as we all attend to this issue together.
On Thursday, November 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm, New Mexico AgrAbility Project will be offering a FREE virtual training: “Hand Protection and Ergonomics for Agricultural Workers.” This training is designed for: Health Professionals, Assistive Technologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Students, Farmers and Ranchers, and Extension Professionals. OT CEUs will be offered.
Registration for this event is currently FULL. If space becomes available a registration link will be provided.
Please see the event flyer for more information.
Don’t know how to use Zoom?
Please read the instruction sheets created by the Creative Life Center below for some assistance.
New to using Cisco Webex?
Cisco Webex is holding free live virtual trainings to assist users with getting started using their video meeting platform.
Please visit their website to sign-up for one of their 30 minute classes.
Assistive Technology and Other Resources for School
This 3-in-1 flexible seat supports active learning. The active seat is slightly curved at the bottom to allow for some rocking motion. It can also be rotated to provide a desk or a stool option. It is great for the classroom, at-home learning, or both indoor and outdoor environments.
The C-Pen is a portable scanning pen that reads text line-by-line using an embedded camera and text-to-speech. It supports scanning for right or left-handed scanning. It also comes equipped with a built-in dictionary, speaker, and headphone jack.
The C-Pen Dictionary Pen is a pocket-sized scanning pen that displays on screen and reads aloud the definition of scanned words. It can also provide translation to or from English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish.
The Aegir Series is the latest addition to the Livescribe Family. It is a dynamic smartpen that transfers written content to digital content on a smartphone or tablet. The mobile device can record audio and playback for synchronized note taking.
A bluetooth enabled wearable keyboard and mouse that can connect to an iOS or Android mobile device, PC or Mac computer. The keyboard and mouse operate by sliding the Tap Strap rings onto the users fingers and typing by tapping their fingers.
This touchscreen Chromebook is equipped with 360-degree hinges for 4 modes of customizable engagement. Also has a built-in front facing camera and is WiFi and Bluetooth capable.
Resources for Parents
UNM-CDD Imagine 2020-2021 Conference: A Future that is Flourishing is being held online. Please review the Session Three Schedule to sign-up to attend sessions
Parents Reaching Out is also providing a variety of online workshops for parents. Please review their website to sign-up to attend these sessions.
The UNM Center for Development and Disability Partners for Employment & Parents Reaching Out have released a School-to-Work Transition Guide. This guide is designed for parents but can also be useful for providers/professionals and youth.
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitive Services has also released A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities in hopes to assist students with disabilities and their families to better understand how local and state agencies work together to facilitate improved outcomes for students and youth with disabilities.