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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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<input class="selectric-input" tabindex="0"> 238
<input type="text" name="query" value title="Search Field" placeholder="Can't find it? Try searching..." class="sq-form-fieldm searchresultinput ui-autocomplete-input" data-role="none" autocomplete="off"> 123
<input type="text" id="query" name="query" value title="Search Field" placeholder="Search..." class="sq-form-fieldm searchresultinput ui-autocomplete-input tt-input" data-role="none" autocomplete="off" spellcheck="false" dir="auto" style="position: relative; vertical-align: top;"> 123
<input readonly type="text" alt="Copy link" value> 2
<input type="text" name="query" value title="Search Field" placeholder="Search..." class="sq-form-fieldm searchresultinput ui-autocomplete-input" data-role="none" autocomplete="off"> 2
<input type="checkbox" style="margin:8px 10px 0 5px !important" value="Manufacturing and pharma" onclick="AddFilters()" class="form-control"> 1
<input id="txtSearchMe" class="form-control" placeholder="Why not give it a quick search?" style="width:280px;"> 1
<input type="text" name="reason" value size="10" maxlength="10" class="reason_id_field" id="reason_id" title="If you are a human, do not fill in this field."> 1
<select id="form_dropdown_select" class="dropdown">...</select> 1
<input type="submit" class="button button--green newsroom-container__search-button" value> 1
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