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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 name="searchTerm" value data-rel="Search" placeholder="Search RAF careers" type="text"> 18
<input id="posn" class="posn" accesskey="4" type="text" name="posn" title="Search for squadron by number or postcode"> 5
<select name="interestArea" id="interestArea" data-val="true" data-val-number="The field must be a number." data-val-range="Interest area is not in range" data-val-range-max="100000" data-val-range-min="1" data-val-required="Interest area is a required field" aria-describedby="interestArea-error" aria-invalid="true" disabled="disabled" class="gtm-select-interest-area form-disabled">...</select> 1
<select name="applyingFor" id="applyingFor" data-val="true" data-val-number="The field must be a number." data-val-range="Role applying for is not in range" data-val-range-max="100000" data-val-range-min="1" data-val-required="Role applying for is a required field" aria-describedby="interestArea-error" aria-invalid="true" data-roles="[{&quot;Text&quot;:&quot;Air &amp; Ground Steward&quot;,&quot;Value&quot;:&quot;185&quot;,&quot;Selected&quot;:false,&quot;GroupId&quot;:&quot;16&quot;},{&quot;Text&quot;:&quot;Air &amp; Space Operations Specialist (Aerospace Systems)&quot;,&quot;Value&quot;:&quot;46&quot;,&quot;Selected&quot;:false,&quot;GroupId&quot;:&quot;12&quot;},{&quot;Text&quot;:&quot;Air &amp; Space Operations Specialist (Flight Operations)&quot;,&quot;Value&quot;:&quot;101&quot;,&quot;Selected&quot;:false,&quot;GroupId&quot;:&quot;12&quot;},{&quot;Text&quot;:&quot;Air Cartographer&quot;,&quot;Value&quot;:&quot;52&quot;,&quot;Selected&quot;:false,&quot;GroupId&quot;:&quot;12&quot;},{&quot;Text&quot;:&quot 1
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