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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 name="ctl00$txtMainSearch" type="text" id="txtMainSearch" class="form-control" placeholder="SEARCH"> 124
<input type="submit" name="ctl00$btnHiddenSearchButton" value id="btnHiddenSearchButton" title="Search"> 124
<input name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth$txtUserEmail" type="text" id="ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth_txtUserEmail" class="form-control" placeholder="Email Address"> 2
<input name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth$txtCounty" type="text" id="txtCounty" class="form-control" placeholder="County"> 2
<input name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth$txtPassword1" type="password" id="ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth_txtPassword1" class="form-control" placeholder="Enter password"> 2
<input name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth$txtUserSurname" type="text" id="ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth_txtUserSurname" class="form-control" placeholder="Surname"> 2
<input type="submit" name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth$btnSearch" value id="ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth_btnSearch" title="Search"> 2
<input name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth$txtURL" type="text" id="ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth_txtURL" class="form-control" placeholder="http://www..."> 2
<input name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth$txtTown" type="text" id="txtTown" class="form-control" placeholder="Town"> 2
<input name="ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth$txtSurname" type="text" id="ContentPlaceHolderFullWidth_txtSurname" class="form-control" placeholder="Surname"> 2
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