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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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<select id="js-search-dropdown" class="select">...</select> 85
<input name="XplodePage$ctl15$ctl00$searchBox" type="text" id="XplodePage_ctl15_ctl00_searchBox" class="b-search-box__input js-location-search js-placeholder ui-autocomplete-input" placeholder="Please enter location or postcode" autocomplete="off" role="textbox" aria-autocomplete="list" aria-haspopup="true"> 47
<input name="XplodePage$ctl10$ctl00$searchBox" type="text" id="XplodePage_ctl10_ctl00_searchBox" class="b-search-box__input js-location-search js-placeholder ui-autocomplete-input" placeholder="Please enter location or postcode" autocomplete="off" role="textbox" aria-autocomplete="list" aria-haspopup="true"> 29
<input hidden id="plotId" value="0"> 28
<button class="hamburger hamburger--collapse" type="button">...</button> 28
<input class="b-form-get-direction__input js-get-directions-input" type="text" id="txtPostcodeFrom" placeholder="Enter start postcode"> 28
<input name="XplodePage$ctl08$searchBox" type="text" id="XplodePage_ctl08_searchBox" class="search-box__input js-search-location-input ui-autocomplete-input" placeholder="Town/city or postcode" autocomplete="off" role="textbox" aria-autocomplete="list" aria-haspopup="true"> 8
<input name="XplodePage$ctl25$ctl00$searchBox" type="text" id="XplodePage_ctl25_ctl00_searchBox" class="b-search-box__input js-location-search js-placeholder ui-autocomplete-input" placeholder="Please enter location or postcode" autocomplete="off" role="textbox" aria-autocomplete="list" aria-haspopup="true"> 4
<input type="text" class="span12 search-query" id="searchstring" placeholder="search" autocomplete="off" name="searchstring" data-submit="searchstringsubmit"> 2
<button>...</button> 2
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