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 type="email" name="your-email" value size="40" class="wpcf7-form-control wpcf7-text wpcf7-email wpcf7-validates-as-required wpcf7-validates-as-email form-control-new form-email" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" placeholder="Email*"> 37
<input type="text" name="your-name" value size="40" class="wpcf7-form-control wpcf7-text wpcf7-validates-as-required form-control-new form-name" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" placeholder="Name*"> 37
<input type="text" value name="s" id="search" class="searchInput form-control-new search" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" placeholder="Search EU Energy Website"> 37
<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox-181[]" value="Please keep me up to date"> 37
<textarea name="your-message" cols="40" rows="10" class="wpcf7-form-control wpcf7-textarea form-control-new form-message" aria-invalid="false" placeholder="Message*"></textarea> 37
<input type="tel" name="tel-704" value size="40" class="wpcf7-form-control wpcf7-text wpcf7-tel wpcf7-validates-as-required wpcf7-validates-as-tel form-control-new form-number" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" placeholder="Phone Number*"> 37
<input type="text" name="LNAME" placeholder="Last Name" required> 36
<input type="text" name="FNAME" placeholder="First Name" required> 36
<input type="email" name="EMAIL" placeholder="Your email address" required> 36
<input type="text" name="MMERGE3" placeholder="Company" required> 36
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