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:

    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 type="submit" class="global-search__submit">...</button> 125
<input type="search" name="s" placeholder="Search" class="global-search__input" value> 125
<select name="site-selection" class="form-control control--site-section" id="control--site-section">...</select> 49
<select class="form-control line-chart-filter__select" name="filter-taxs[wds_waste_category]">...</select> 48
<select class="form-control js-form-control" id="tax-filter-wds_waste_category" name="filter-taxs[wds_waste_category]">...</select> 34
<select class="form-control js-form-control" id="tax-filter-wds_document_category" name="filter-taxs[wds_document_category]">...</select> 34
<select class="form-control js-form-control" id="tax-filter-wds_site_name" name="filter-taxs[wds_site_name]">...</select> 34
<select class="form-control map-search__select" name="filter-taxs[wds_county]">...</select> 6
<select class="form-control map-search__select" name="filter-taxs[wds_site_name]">...</select> 3
<select class="form-control map-search__select" name="filter-taxs[wds_site_licensee]">...</select> 3
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