Accessibility Statement

The City of Clearwater is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its Website(s), MyClearwater.com, for all people with disabilities. If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a 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 do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the Web page in your email, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make the page accessible for you. Users who need accessibility assistance can contact Equity Services Manager at 727-562-4866 or at Clearwater Connect. Our Website will be reviewed and tested on an ongoing basis, utilizing assistive technologies by users who have knowledge of and depend on the performance of these technologies.

Accessibility Statement for City of Clearwater

City of Clearwater is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

City of Clearwater takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of City of Clearwater:

  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. City of Clearwater strives to be conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of City of Clearwater relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Assessment approach

City of Clearwater assessed the accessibility of City of Clearwater by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

Accessibility Services

Ensuring compliance to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, curb ramps have been installed throughout the city, making city sidewalks wheelchair accessible.

Clearwater Municipal Marina has installed a lift system that meets ADA requirements and is capable of accommodating handicapped boaters and guests. The lift system provides access to and from boats by persons in wheelchairs. The lift is available from daily 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 on the south end of the Pier 60 parking lot. For more information about sand wheelchairs, call (727) 462-6963.

Clearwater’s aquatic facilities are ADA compliant. The Long Center training pool, North Greenwood pool, Ross Norton pool, and Clearwater Beach pool all have wheelchair ramps. The Long Center main pool and 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 pickup services for qualified elderly or disabled residents. For more information, call (727) 562-4920.

Lighthouse of Pinellas: (727) 544-4433

Deaf and Hearing Connection: (727) 399-9983

People with Handicap Parking Permits (County): (727) 464-7777