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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:

    Full name <input type="name">

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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HTML Found on page Issues
<button class="button-search icon-search" type="submit"> 271
<input type="checkbox" name="ci_userConsentCheckBox" id="newsletter-ci_userConsentCheckBox" title="newsletter consent checkbox" value="user-consent"> 125
<input type="text" name="email" id="newsletter-email-input" required aria-required="true" placeholder="Email" title="newsletter email input"> 125
<button type="button" class="slick-prev pull-left slick-arrow" style="display: block;">...</button> 4
<button type="button" class="slick-next pull-right slick-arrow" style="display: block;">...</button> 4
<input type="text" class="form-control wdt-filter-control text_filter" placeholder> 3
<input type="number" class="form-control wdt-filter-control number_filter" placeholder="Total"> 3
<input type="text" class="form-control wdt-filter-control text_filter" placeholder="Subject"> 2
<input type="text" class="form-control wdt-filter-control text_filter" placeholder="Licenses/Consent"> 1
<input type="text" class="form-control wdt-filter-control text_filter" placeholder="Right of First Refusal"> 1
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