UATP Welcomes Journalist, Social Media Expert to the Team
LOGAN — Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP) has a new Social Media Outreach Assistant to help Utahns discover the many resources and services available to help them become or remain independent in their lives.
Cimaron Neugebauer is a father to three children and grew up in Cache Valley and loves the outdoors, electronics, technology, and meeting new people and hearing their stories. Cimaron has a BA in Print Journalism in 2010 from Weber State University. He began his career as a mobile multi-media journalist and has done everything from crime reporting to covering city council meetings. He has more than a decade of experience as an investigative journalist and has also managed social media accounts and teams for print and broadcast media news outlets for about five years.
“I am excited to be able to help those who may have disabilities or a need for Assistive Technology know where they can find it by sharing people’s stories through social media and on other platforms,” Neugebauer said. “It is empowering — for all parties involved — when someone discovers new-found hope and independence."
UATP is part of the Institute for Disability Research, Policy and Practice (IDRPP) at Utah State University. The program, founded by Martell Menlove, was established in 1989 by a Federal grant. While our headquarters are on the USU campus in Logan, we offer services statewide. We have physical lab locations in Salt Lake City, Logan and serve the Uintah Basin in Vernal.
I am excited to be able to help those who may have disabilities or a need for Assistive Technology know where they can find it by sharing people’s stories through social media and on other platforms
“It is incredible how many services and resources UATP offers to any Utahn no matter where they live or their income,” Neugebauer said. “However, if people don’t know about what’s available it’s as good as invisible to them. My job is to help raise awareness for Utahns, from the top to the bottom of the state, and put these tools to use and improve their life by allowing them to live as independently as possible.”
If you aren’t following UATP on social media, click the links below to keep yourself updated on the latest in assistive technology devices and see personal stories showing how these tools can positively impact people and make a difference in the life of someone you know. Follow UATP Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube. Also read Accessible Times, UATP’s Monthly Newsletter to stay in the loop about the latest in Assistive Technology.