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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 type="search" placeholder="Search the site" class="ui-autocomplete-input" autocomplete="off"> 3000
<input type="text" autofocus="true" class="ui-autocomplete-input" autocomplete="off" placeholder="Search the site"> 125
<a class="mobile-mega-menu-toggle" role="button"> 125
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<button id="volunteerVacanciesSearchButton" type="button" class="button no-margin search-icon-button">...</button> 2
<input id="news-keyword" type="text" value="Search" onblur="if (value == '') value = 'Search'" onfocus="if (value == 'Search') value = ''"> 2
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