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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:

    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 id="query" type="text" name="query" placeholder="type here to search" class="main-nav-mobile__search-input search__input" autocomplete="off"> 126
<button type="button" class="footer__button js-back-to-top" title>...</button> 55
<button type="button" class="next-arrow"> 9
<button type="button" class="prev-arrow"> 9
<button class="aside__item-btn js-open-l3" type="button"> 5
<div class="slick-track" style="opacity: 1; width: 770px; left: 0px;" role="listbox" aria-label>...</div> 4
<div class="slick-track" style="opacity: 1; width: 20000px; left: 0px;" role="listbox">...</div> 3
<input id="newsroom-search-box__query" type="text" name="query" placeholder="enter your search term here" class="newsroom-search-box__search-input search__input"> 3
<button class="predictive__btn js-predictive-btn-gl-map" title>...</button> 3
<input type="text" class="predictive__input js-gl-input" placeholder="Select country" id="selectcountry"> 3
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