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The New Mexico Commission for the Blind

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 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

New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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:

  • Residential Program
  • Early Childhood Program
  • Family-Infant-Toddler Program
  • Outreach Programs
  • Low Vision Clinics
  • Short-Term Placement Program
  • Summer Camps

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 300 newspapers, including four Spanish-language newspapers. Over 35 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

Our national organization needs funding to complete our nation wide mission!!!!

As a national fundraiser, the National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle donation program. The NFB’s vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. All donations may be eligible for a tax donation on your federal income tax return. For more information, including how to donate, please follow this link!

Contact Information:

Adelmo Vigil, President
National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 921-5422
E-Mail: NFBNewMexicoPresident@gmail.com

Make a Donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico

If you would like to make a charitable donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico, you can donate online through PayPal or contact our treasurer, German Benitez, at 505-702-5044.

Make the print yours!

The KNFB Reader is a mobile app that converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button. To purchase KNFB Reader, please visit http://www.nfb.org/knfbreader

Live The Life You Want:

The National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.