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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<input type="text" name="posted_data[substring]" class="text" value> 66
<input class="image-button" type="image" src="/shop/skin/common_files/images/spacer.gif" alt> 66
<input type="text" name="posted_data[substring]" class="text default-value" value="Search the shop"> 66
<select name="amount">...</select> 57
<button id="ccc-close" class="ccc-link ccc-tabbable" tabindex="0" aria-labelledby="ccc-close-label">...</button> 16
<select onchange="javascript:window.location='https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=565&amp;sort=orderby&amp;sort_direction=0&amp;objects_per_page=' + this.value;">...</select> 2
<select onchange="javascript:window.location='https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=566&amp;sort=orderby&amp;sort_direction=0&amp;objects_per_page=' + this.value;">...</select> 2
<select onchange="javascript:window.location='https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=257&amp;sort=orderby&amp;sort_direction=0&amp;objects_per_page=' + this.value;">...</select> 2
<select onchange="javascript:window.location='https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=556&amp;sort=orderby&amp;sort_direction=0&amp;objects_per_page=' + this.value;">...</select> 2
<select onchange="javascript:window.location='https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=261&amp;sort=orderby&amp;sort_direction=0&amp;objects_per_page=' + this.value;">...</select> 2
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