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:

    Full name <input type="name">

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="form-control form-text required" placeholder="Last name" data-drupal-selector="edit-last-name" type="text" id="edit-last-name" name="last-name" value size="60" maxlength="128" required="required" aria-required="true"> 43
<input class="form-control form-text required" placeholder="First name" data-drupal-selector="edit-first-name" type="text" id="edit-first-name" name="first-name" value size="60" maxlength="128" required="required" aria-required="true"> 43
<input class="form-control form-text required" placeholder="Company Name" data-drupal-selector="edit-company-name" type="text" id="edit-company-name" name="company-name" value size="60" maxlength="128" required="required" aria-required="true"> 32
<input class="form-control form-email required" placeholder="Your email address" data-drupal-selector="edit-email" type="email" id="edit-email" name="email" value size="60" maxlength="254" required="required" aria-required="true"> 32
<input data-drupal-selector="edit-search" class="form-text form-control" type="text" id="edit-search" name="search" value size="30" maxlength="128"> 31
<input class="form-control" name="search" placeholder="e.g. digital marketing" type="text" value> 1
<select id="date" name="date" class="form-control">...</select> 1
<textarea>[{"command":"redirect","url":"\/login?destination=%2Fbusiness-directory"},{"command":"invoke","selector":null,"method":"companiesContainerLoadCallback","args":[]}]</textarea> 1
<select id="location" name="location" class="form-control">...</select> 1
<div title role="button" tabindex="0" style="width: 35px; height: 35px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute; cursor: pointer; touch-action: none; left: 127px; top: -87px; z-index: -52;">...</div> 1
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