• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Cloudy with a Chance of Accessibility: Tracking Weather

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 2:20 PM PDT  
Orange County 1-2  
They say “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight” but any CSUN attendee would tell you to never use color as the sole conveyer of information. Weather may be one of the oldest topics of conversation, but how we get our weather information is always evolving. Some of the more popular avenues include: Websites, Mobile apps, Television broadcasts, Radio reports, Emergency alerts and push notifications, and Government websites and reports. Access to current weather information is a fundamental human right—it drives where you choose to work, live, plan, and survive. Our presentation will poke through the clouds to highlight and analyze how data is shared, both from the government and private avenues. Are the above modes of data delivery accessible? Our talk will conclude with how climate change weather impacts people with disabilities . Weather is getting more extreme, and it is important that people with disabilities are never left out of decision making and data receiving. We will underscore the importance of accessible knowledge gathering and distribution when it comes to all facets of the weather to create a safer and more informed society.  
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • Government
  • Research & Development
  • Agriculture
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
The weather evolves second by second—but are those changes being shared with accessibility in mind? As more severe weather rocks Planet Earth, it’s time to make sure the informational forecast includes everyone.  
Primary Topic
Information & Communications Technology (ICT)  
Secondary Topics
  • Development
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Session Type
General Track  


  • Sharon Rosenblatt
    Accessibility Partners, LLC
  • Dana Marlowe
    Accessibility Partners, LLC

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