Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Technology Tuesday

Since this is National Direct Support Professional Week, we thought it would be a good idea to use this Tech Tuesday give a shout out to Imagine!’s very own Brodie Schulze, who will be participating in an American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) webinar this Thursday entitled “DSPs Unplugged.” A moderated panel of direct support professionals, including Brodie (the 2017 Colorado DSP of the Year), will share their reflections, lessons learned, and ideas for providing critical support for people who rely on our services. The webinar platform technology makes it possible for DSPs from different parts of the country to share their insights in a single online setting.

Learn more, or register for the webinar here.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Technology Tuesday

This week’s Tech Tuesday takes us to the Boulder hub of Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source, where we see Gerald showcasing some pretty exciting tech. He’s equipped with the latest generation of a product known as HotHand USB. It’s a simple device that sends MIDI signals wirelessly through Bluetooth to a desktop, and with simple motions, can help create some pretty powerful music. Gerald can be seen doing just that in this video, taken at the Dairy Center for the Arts, where he used the HotHand to add layers of guitar music into a musical performance

Can’t see the video? Click here

If you’d like more information on the HotHand, or about ways that this device is being employed by musicians currently, check out this link.

Keep up the good work, Gerald!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Technology Tuesday

We are happy to report that the good folks at Imagine!’s Charles Family SmartHome have completed the initial install and setup of their first permanent SmartSupports tech station. The tech station will be used to support individuals with technology based Individualized Support Services Plans and communication device needs. The lab includes a permanent station for Dynovox storage and charging, iPad utilization and skill development, as well as syncing with the SmartHome TV to display and let individuals interact with their house calendars. The SmartHome team have also allocated space for simple switch usage using their PowerLink device and a number of cause and effect tools created by University of Colorado Engineering students over the years.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Guess Who's Touring The SmartHomes?

Touring the Charles Family SmartHome in Longmont on Monday: Cathy Jarret, Candidate for Longmont City Council and Beryl Durazo, Executive Director of the Firehouse Art Center.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Technology Tuesday

At the 2017 Imagine! CORE/Labor Source Art Show and Performance, held last Friday, August 18, iPads were used so patrons could experience a virtual biography of the artists who had paintings on display.

Here’s an example video of the biography of our good friend Gerald.

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Partial Eclipse of the SmartHome

Residents of the Charles Family SmartHome in Longmont enjoying this morning’s eclipse.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Technology Tuesday

Goally is a local startup developing a "smart clock" to enhance a child with autism’s ability to perform routine activities of daily living independently. Goally is a stress-reducer for busy parents and a way of helping children develop a sense of mastery and control.

They are currently seeking beta testers to test a prototype Goally for two weeks (zero cost) and provide feedback.

Beta volunteers should:
  • Have a child with autism between the ages of 5 and 18 
  • Be willing to provide feedback by phone and via the app during the test period 
Go to www.goally.co/jfk to sign up and learn more.