Derek Featherstone has started up Simply Accessible, a new site demonstrating methods for increasing website accessibility without compromising aesthetics or usability. Derek cites cases where a web site or component might be technically accessible, but unusable to one or more groups of persons with disabilities, and explains how to address each issue.
Simply Accessible is currently based on Derek’s presentation at Web Essentials 05 (Designing for Accessibility: Beyond the Basics). Specific examples include suggested improvements for required form fields, form error messages, search form layout, and search results layout. All are well worth a look, and we are told more examples are forthcoming.