Employee Portal Information

This section is meant for employee's to log in and get specific employee information and forms. If you are coming from outside our state network you will only have access to a few non-essential employee forms. If you are coming from inside our state network you will have full access.

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Our Services

  • Adult Orientation Center



    Outside of the Orientation Center.

    Located in Alamogordo New Mexico the Adult Orientation Center provides training to blind individuals.

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  • Assistive Technology



    The use of assistive technology is a crucial factor in the successful employment of persons who are blind. However, according to a 2000 study, only 24% of persons who are disabled own computers...

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  • Business Enterprise Program


    The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) provides employment opportunities for blind individuals who wish to operate food service facilities...

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  • Independent Living/Older Blind Services

    The Independent Living / Older Blind (IL/OB) Program enables blind persons to live independently in their homes and communities...

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  • NEWSLINE for the blind



    NEWSLINE is a telephone-based system that allows persons who are blind to access a variety of newspapers and publications...

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  • Skills Center



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    In May of 2011, construction began on the Commission's Skills Center in Albuquerque. The Skills Center is intended to be a state-of-the-art training facility that will meet the training needs of the Commission's vocational rehabilitation and independent living, and older blind consumers...

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  • Students in Transition to Employement Program

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    The Students in Transition to Employment Program (STEP) provides blind students with a carefully monitored and quality employment training experience...

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  • Technology for children



    The Technology for Children program provides assistive technology (technology) to children under the age of 18 who could benefit from such technology because of a visual impairment, but for whom such technology is not available through an Individualized Education Plan, Individualized Plan for Employment, medical insurance, or other similar source...

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  • Vocational Rehabilitation

    The Vocational Rehabilitation Program serves persons who are legally blind, and certain qualifying individuals with significant visual impairments. The program helps persons to become employed in ways that are appropriate to each individual's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice...

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Introduction

Sign of the New Mexico Commission For The Blind

The Commission for the Blind provides vocational rehabilitation and independent living services designed to enable persons who are blind to become more participating and contributing members of society. Blind people lead normal lives, have families, raise children, participate in community activities, and work in a wide range of jobs. They are secretaries, lawyers, teachers, engineers, machinists, scientists, supervisors and business owners. The real challenge is to educate blind people about their own potential and to educate society about the capabilities of persons who are blind.

The Commission believes blind people are normal, and blindness, in and of itself, should not keep a blind person from leading a productive life. The Commission provides services that enable blind persons to enhance their abilities and assume roles in the community as working, taxpaying, and contributing citizens.

The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) works in close partnership with the Commission by helping to formulate vocational rehabilitation policies and priorities.

The primary product of this partnership is the State Plan, which is developed jointly between the SRC and the Commission. The SRC and the Commission have collectively developed the following programs and services, and achieved the ensuing accomplishments:


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Mission Statement

"Our mission is to enable persons who are blind to achieve vocational, economic and social equality by providing career preparation, training in the skills of blindness and above all, promoting and conveying the belief that blindness is not a barrier to successful employment, or to living an independent and meaningful life."


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State Rehabilitation Center Goals and Priorities

a. Increase the number of consumers served through enhanced outreach activities; including media outreach, collaboration with eye doctors, and the use of the Technology for Children program to conduct outreach to school districts.


b. Enhance the number and quality of employment outcomes of transition consumers by providing assistive technology where appropriate as a part of an individualized plan for employment, by providing assistive technology through the Technology for Children program, and by conducting educational activities to increase awareness and use of Braille, including Braille math.


c. Enhance the number and quality of employment outcomes achieved by consumers by providing services in a way that genuinely honors the "informed choice" provisions of the Rehabilitation Act.


d. Enhance the number and quality of employment outcomes achieved by consumers by providing a quality NEWSLINE system that gives consumers access to employment listings, news, and other important information.


e. Enhance the number and quality of employment outcomes by using the Skills Center to meet the needs of vocational rehabilitation consumers, as well as potential vocational rehabilitation consumers, in a way that is creative and innovative.


f. Enhance the number and quality of employment outcomes by utilizing the Adult Orientation Center to provide employment preparation training for both adults and transition students.


g. Enhance the number and quality of employment outcomes through the provision of independent living services to vocational rehabilitation consumers.


h. Enhance the number and quality of employment outcomes for consumers who are deaf-blind through collaboration and partnership with the Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, including through the delivery of assistive technology to consumers who are deaf-blind.


i. Enhance performance and productivity by increasing the accuracy and timeliness of the submission of federal reports.


j. Enhance the number and quality of employment outcomes for consumers by providing enhanced benefits counseling and guidance, with the purpose being to reduce fears related to the loss or reduction of benefits.




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