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 type="checkbox" name="vehicleAccess[]" value="Yes"> 1
<input aria-required="true" size="30" value name="referenceOneEmail" id="referenceOneEmail" placeholder type="text" class="form-control"> 1
<input type="checkbox" name="dbsCheck[]" value="No"> 1
<textarea aria-required="true" rows="6" cols="45" value name="addressOfEmployer" id="addressOfEmployer" class="form-control" placeholder></textarea> 1
<input aria-required="true" size="30" value name="noticePeriod" id="noticePeriod" placeholder type="text" class="form-control"> 1
<input aria-required="true" size="30" value name="referenceOnePosition" id="referenceOnePosition" placeholder type="text" class="form-control"> 1
<input aria-required="true" size="30" value name="telOfEmployer" id="telOfEmployer" placeholder type="text" class="form-control"> 1
<textarea aria-required="true" rows="6" cols="45" value name="referenceOneAddress" id="referenceOneAddress" class="form-control" placeholder></textarea> 1
<textarea aria-required="true" rows="6" cols="45" value name="motivate" id="motivate" class="form-control" placeholder></textarea> 1
<input aria-required="true" size="30" value name="position" id="position" placeholder type="text" class="form-control"> 1
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