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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="password" ng-model="password" name="password" class="-full-width-input ng-pristine ng-valid" localize="placeholder" placeholder="Enter your password"> 2
<input placeholder="Email address" name="e" type="email" required id="prefix-emailInput" title="Email address"> 2
<button class="btn btn-transparent" type="submit">...</button> 2
<div class="slick-track" role="listbox" style="opacity: 1; width: 754px; transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px);">...</div> 2
<input autocomplete="off" class="form-control ng-untouched ng-pristine ng-valid" data-searchresult="commonSearchResult" name="searchText" placeholder="Enter keyword or phrase" type="text"> 2
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