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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 id="main-menu-state" type="checkbox"> 74
<input id="search-input-query" type="text" name="query" class="form-control input-sm" maxlength="64" placeholder="Search..."> 74
<button class="btn btn-default" type="submit">...</button> 74
<button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#collapsibleNavbar" data-original-title title>...</button> 7
<input type="text" id="so-form-item-phone" name="so-form-item-phone" data-so-form-field="phone" value class="sm-form-control so-form-item"> 3
<input type="email" id="so-form-item-email" name="so-form-item-email" data-so-form-field="email" value class="sm-form-control required email so-form-item" aria-required="true"> 3
<input type="text" id="so-form-item-subject" name="so-form-item-subject" data-so-form-field="subject" value class="required sm-form-control so-form-item" aria-required="true"> 3
<input type="text" id="so-form-item-name" name="so-form-item-name" data-so-form-field="name" value class="sm-form-control so-form-item required" aria-required="true"> 3
<textarea class="required sm-form-control so-form-item" id="so-form-item-message" name="so-form-item-message" data-so-form-field="Message" rows="6" cols="30" aria-required="true"></textarea> 3
<input type="text" id="so-form-item-address" name="so-form-item-address" data-so-form-field="address" value class="sm-form-control so-form-item"> 2
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