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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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<button class="cross-button"> 129
<button class="arrow-button left" style="display: block;"> 83
<button class="arrow-button right" style="display: block;"> 83
<button class="arrow-button right"> 11
<button class="arrow-button left"> 11
<input class="selectric-input" tabindex="0"> 3
<input type="text" placeholder="Search..." id="search-term-text"> 2
<button class="close cross-button"> 2
<button class="cross-button plain"> 2
<select class="js-selectric-event-fix date-selector" name="share-price-and-charges">...</select> 1
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