What does this mean?

People using screen readers are not able to see the layout of a form. To make forms accessible, they must define explicit text labels for each form control.

Usually the best solution is to use a <label> element. The label may be linked to by the form control:

<label for="name">Full name</label>
<input type="name" id="name">

or the <label> can be wrapped around the form control:

<label>
    Full name <input type="name">
</label>

Buttons are different, as their labels are specified by the code for the button, e.g.

<input type="submit" value="Send message">
<button>Send message</button>

Alternatively ARIA attributes, such as aria-label may be used, but this information will not be conveyed to visual users. For more information, see W3C's guide to labeling controls.

Hidden input fields (<input type="hidden">) do not require labels. Note that the placeholder attribute should not be used as an alternative to a label.



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<input placeholder="Search nidirect" title="Enter the terms you wish to search for" required="required" type="search" id="header-search" name="query" value size="30" maxlength="128" class="form-text required form-autocomplete live-results-search-textfield" autocomplete="OFF" aria-autocomplete="list"> 31
<input id="a2apage_find" class="a2a_menu_find a2a_localize" type="text" autocomplete="off" title="Find any service" data-a2a-localize="title,FindAnyServiceToAddTo"> 28
<input id="a2a_copy_link_text" type="text" title="Copy link" readonly> 28
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