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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
<button class="header-nav__link-btn header-nav__link-btn-0"> 127
<button class="header-nav__link-btn header-nav__link-btn-1"> 90
<button class="header-nav__link-btn header-nav__link-btn-0--open header-nav__link-btn--open"> 38
<input type="text" name="location" aria-required="true" placeholder class="house-search-form__input input--icon input--large"> 24
<button class="header-nav__link-btn header-nav__link-btn-1--subnav-active header-nav__link-btn--open"> 4
<input type="text" name="location" aria-required="true" placeholder="Search for a home" class="house-search-form__input input--icon input--large"> 1
<input name="maincontent_0$inYourAreaSearchTerm" type="text" id="inYourAreaSearchTerm" class="field_location_dev_name ui-autocomplete-input" placeholder="Enter location, postcode or development name" style="font-size: 0.9em;" autocomplete="off"> 1
<input name="maincontent_0$site_search" id="site_search" placeholder="Enter search term..." type="text" autocomplete="off"> 1
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