The City of Clearwater is committed to making its website, MyClearwater.com, accessible and usable for all people with disabilities. If you use assistive technology (such as a braille reader, screen reader or TTY) and the format of any material on this website interferes with your ability to access information, please contact us. If you have an accessibility issue, be sure to specify the webpage in your email, and we’ll make every reasonable effort to make the page accessible for you. Users requiring accessibility assistance may contact Equity Services Manager at 727-562-4866 or Clearwater Connect. Our website will be reviewed and tested on an ongoing basis, using assistive technologies by users familiar with and dependent on the performance of such technologies.
Accessibility Statement for the City of Clearwater
The City of Clearwater is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying relevant accessibility standards.
Measures to support accessibility
The City of Clearwater is taking the following steps to ensure the accessibility of the City of Clearwater:
- Provide ongoing accessibility training to our staff.
- Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities.
- Use formal accessibility quality assurance methods.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of compliance: Level A, Level AA and Level AAA. The City of Clearwater strives to comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
City of Clearwater Accessibility relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and assistive technologies or plug-ins installed on your computer:
These technologies are used for compliance with the accessibility standards used.
The City of Clearwater has assessed the accessibility of the City of Clearwater using the following approaches:
Ensuring compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, ramps have been installed throughout the city, making the city’s sidewalks wheelchair accessible.
The Clearwater Municipal Marina has installed an elevator system that meets ADA requirements and is capable of accommodating boaters and guests with disabilities. The elevator system allows access to and from the boats by people in wheelchairs. The elevator is available daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., except Christmas. Please call (727) 562-4955 to make advance arrangements. The marina also has a wheelchair lift in the lobby of the building to provide access to services located on the second floor.
Sand wheelchairs are available free of charge from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the Beach Guard building located at the south end of the Pier 60 parking lot. For more information on sand wheelchairs, call ( 727) 462-6963.
Clearwater’s aquatic facilities are ADA compliant. The Long Center Practice Pool, North Greenwood Pool, Ross Norton Pool, and Clearwater Beach Pool all have wheelchair ramps. The Long Center main pool and the Morningside pool have lifts. The Long Center pool is open year-round; the other pools are open seasonally.
The Solid Waste/General Services Department offers special removal services for qualified elderly or disabled residents. For more information, call (727) 562-4920.
Pinellas lighthouse: (727) 544-4433
Deaf and hearing connection: (727) 399-9983
Persons with Disabled Person Parking Permit (County): (727) 464-7777