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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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HTML Found on page Issues
<input id="q" name="q" title="search" type="text" class="input" value placeholder="Search"> 123
<input name="ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$main$sitealerts_3$fldName" type="text" id="fldName" class="text" placeholder="Your name"> 1
<input type="submit"> 1
<input class="fulltextsearch_searchbox" name="q" type="text" value> 1
<input class="fulltextsearch_searchbutton" type="submit" value> 1
<input name="ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$main$sitealerts_3$fldEmail" id="fldEmail" class="text" placeholder="Your email" type="email"> 1
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