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 onblur="if (this.value == ''){this.value='Your email address';}" onclick="if (this.value == 'Your email address'){this.value='';}" class="email-textbox" id="alerts-text" value="Your email address" type="text"> 69
<input type="text" class="search-area" placeholder="Search directory" onclick="if (this.value == 'Search directory'){this.value='';}" id="freetext" onblur="if (this.value == ''){this.value='Search directory';}"> 6
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