Here are some useful websites for reference.
All content in the links or content below is not necessarily endorsed by NMTAP or GCD.
The Affordable Connectivity Program has replaced the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit to provide households with affordable broadband.
Internet Essentials from Comcast is a low-cost, high-speed internet for households that are already receiving programs like the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and Federal Pell Grant.
Online Meeting Platforms
Please read the instruction sheets created by the Creative Life Center below for some assistance on how to use Zoom.
How to Setup Video and Sound in a Zoom Meeting
Learn about Zoom Meeting Controls and Buttons
Learn about Social Rules and Etiquette for Video Conferencing
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.
Resources in NM
New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability (support for persons with disabilities & NMTAP program)
New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
New Mexico Commission for the Blind
New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Council
Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
National Multiple Sclerosis Society New Mexico
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
Center For Accessibility Technology
Dreams for Kids, Inc. – Assistive Technology Solutions
Tech Connections – provides current information on AT
Closing The Gap – resources regarding computer access
Bookshare- An accessible online library, free to use program for US Students and Teachers
Computers for the Blind – provides refurbished computers to the visually impaired
Support Groups & Family Resources
Simplified Technology – With Links To Selected Assistive Technology And Augmentative Communication Resources For Children With Disabilities
Federal Government Information & Job Sites
A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
Office of Employment Support Programs
Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 & Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – Inclusion of students with disabilities at all levels of education
Rehabilitation Act, Section 508 – Requiring all electronic technology to be accessible when federal funds are used
Resources for School
Free Online Resources for Learning:
Khan Academy – For 2nd grade level and above
IXL – For Pre-K through 12th grade learning levels
CK-12 – For all learning levels
Distance Learning Survival Guide with Khan Academy
Office of Educational Technology’s Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide
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 Rehabilitative Services 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.