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City Accessibility

The City of Pompano Beach is committed to making the City and its services accessible to everyone!

Our efforts have paid off! Through City staff training along with Police and Fire Rescue training the City has been designated as Autism Friendly by the Autism Society of Florida and is working toward becoming a Certified Autism Destination through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Educational Standards.

In addition to the above accreditations, the city offers many opportunities to ensure our events, recreational activities, and information are inclusive.

Adaptive Programs and Events

The Parks & Recreation Department hosts an array of adaptive programs and events for individuals with developmental and sensory disorders.

The City launched an innovative program with The Zensory Zone Van: Mobile Sensory Calming Room! This van provides relief from noises, lights and large crowds. The van is equipped with air conditioning, low ambient lighting, multisensory seating and sensory tools which create the perfect safe space to regroup and decompress.

In addition, for all of our City events, persons with disabilities may contact the City's ADA Coordinator to request reasonable accommodation and/or wheelchair and companion seating to fully participate in any City event.

Accessible Beach, Parks & Facilities

Pompano Beach is home to 6 Beach Wheelchair Access Points along our shoreline and have two beach wheelchairs available for public use, which make the beach accessible to our residents and visitors with physical differences! You are encouraged to enjoy the wheelchair accessible beach, experience a variety of restaurants and explore the Fishing Village during your stay.

The City has many ADA accessible parks. Of note, the City has enhanced the Sergeant Kip Jacoby Park with an all-inclusive playground that features equipment that will encourage side-by-side play for all children. The new pieces improve physical, cognitive, creative and social skills for all children, while offering a welcoming atmosphere for children physical differences.

The Pompano Beach Department of Cultural Affairs is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC designation is awarded to organizations that have completed autism training and certification to better understand and welcome autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors. The Department oversees four cultural arts venues, including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, the Baily Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA), the Ali Cultural Arts Center, and the Blanche Eli House Museum.

Accessible Information

Additionally, the City has incorporated Universal Design concepts supported by the W3C Guidelines and ADA Accessibility Requirements within its website accessibility, in order to meet design standards for information.

Pompano Beach continues to facilitate training and education for staff to be better equipped to accommodate all our residents and visitor!