Accessibility

Web Accessibility Statement

The Town of Belleair is committed to ensuring that all visitors and residents, including visitors and residents with disabilities, are able to access and use all of our programs, services, and activities. We recognize that many visitors and residents are increasingly using our website to access information about what we offer, and to take advantage of the website to obtain services. 

We also recognize that users of the website who have disabilities may use the website with the assistance of technology, including screen-readers, as well as with captioning, transcripts, and the use of other auxiliary aids and services. As outlined below, we want to provide users of our website with information about what we offer, ways to inform us of any difficulties encountered, alternative ways we can offer the services, the time frame for doing so, who to contact, and information about our ADA grievance procedure, as discussed below. 

Our website offers a wide range of information and services, and we recognize that for users with disabilities, some material on our site may pose challenges. We are interested in hearing from users with disabilities, we want to know about your experiences, and want to address the challenges you identify.

What to Do If You Encounter A Problem Using Our Website

Web accessibility concerns, or any other accessibility concerns, should be brought to the attention of our ADA Coordinator:

Christine Torok
Phone: (727) 588-3769 extension 312
Email: ctorok@townofbelleair.net
Mail to: Attention Christine Torok, Town of Belleair, 901 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Belleair, Florida 33756

Please provide the following information

  • Your name
  • A way to contact you
  • The date and time you encountered a problem using our website
  • The web page or web address on which the problem occured
  • What occurred or what you were unable to do
  • Any error messages you received

We strive to ensure that our website will comply with WCAG standards, but recognize that alternatives to using the website should be available in the event that a user with a disability encounters a problem using our website. Should you encounter such a problem, we urge you to contact our ADA Coordinator, who will provide an alternative way to quickly obtain the information you are seeking to obtain through the website. In addition, should you wish to file an ADA grievance to alert us to any problems you may be experiencing, you may also do so.

If you would like to arrange for documents to be read to you, please feel free to contact the ADA Coordinator by calling (727) 588-3769 and identifying to the operator that you are calling to request that an employee read website content to you in order to accommodate your needs.

Users who need accessibility assistance can also contact us by phone through the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/Voice communication.

Ongoing Website Accessibility and ADA Compliance Efforts

The Town of Belleair is in the process of assessing our website’s accessibility, and will be undertaking efforts to identify and address areas needing improvement. The Town has designated an ADA Coordinator and has also working with external vendors in order to bring our site into WCAG compliance.

In addition to this, the Town is in the process of completing a comprehensive review of our website, its documents, and our own policies and practices for ADA compliance, and are working to enhance our services to the disability community.  We are working, with the assistance of experts in web accessibility, to meet the mandates of WCAG standards. We will be engaging in efforts to identify and correct issues, and developing a schedule for this effort. 

Accessibility Design Guidelines

Our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • The standard font used throughout the site has been chosen to be easily legible.
  • Wherever possible, we use live text instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase your control.
  • Our pages are designed to display without horizontal scrollbars when they are viewed at a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels.
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using color. This doesn't mean that colors are not used to organize information; instead it means there are also other, non-color dependent ways of doing this.
  • All images and hyperlinks, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute. This means when an image or hyperlink is conveying important information its content is described with an alternative text.
  • We have attempted specifically to comply with Section 508 referring to website accessibility standards.
  • If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Accessibility Design Guidelines

Many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools.

PDF Reader

PDF reader software is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website. We recommend Adobe's free PDF Reader software.

Flash Player

Flash player software is required to view the video content on this site. We recommend Adobe's free Flash Player software.

Transcriptions

Meeting minutes are audio recorded and available under the Agendas and Minutes tab. Full transcriptions are available to hearing disabled individuals upon request and shall be provided within three days.