The New Mexico Commission for the Blind assists blind persons to become employed, and to live independently in their homes and communities. The Commission also sponsors NFB-NEWSLINE for the Blind, a free newspaper reading service that includes NFB-NEWSLINE. For more information about services offered by the Commission, check out their website at www.cfb.state.nm.us.
The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired was founded in 1903 as a land grant school governed by a Board of Regents. Three years later, the school opened its doors in Alamogordo, New Mexico with 21 students, 2 teachers and a superintendent. It is a specialized school which provides residential, academic, support, and outreach services to the blind and visually impaired students of New Mexico. NMSBVI is an entirely special education school. Today, the main campus is still located on the original site in Alamogordo with an Early Childhood Program and Outreach Program housed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
List of NMSBVI Programs:
For more information, please see the website at http://www.nmsbvi.k12.nm.us/.
Would you like a newspaper with your morning cup of coffee? NFB-NEWSLINE provides free telephone access to over 500 newspapers, including Spanish-language newspapers. Over 70 magazines, ranging from the Arts, Science, Health and Fitness, Pop Culture, and National and International news are available on NFB-NEWSLINE.
For more information about this service, check out the NFB-NEWSLINE website at https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/nfb-newsline.