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:

<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="login_name" type="text" class="form-control login-field" value placeholder="Username" id="login-name"> 125
<input type="text" name="user_login" id="user_login" placeholder="Your email address" value> 125
<input id="searchBar" class="search-bar" type="search" name="search" placeholder="Start typing to search" data-bind="textInput: query"> 125
<input name="login_password" type="password" class="form-control login-field" value placeholder="Password" id="login-pass"> 125
<div class="slick-track" role="listbox" style="opacity: 1; width: 8160px;">...</div> 124
<div class="slick-track" role="listbox" style="opacity: 1; width: 4240px; transform: translate3d(-1060px, 0px, 0px);">...</div> 64
<select class="stations-dropdown mobile full">...</select> 56
<select name="year" id="year-filter" class="news-filter">...</select> 56
<select class="change-job-page mobile">...</select> 13
<div class="slick-track" style="opacity: 1; width: 8160px;" role="listbox">...</div> 1
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