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 type="submit"> 125
<button class="js-themechange m-accessibility_toolbar__btn m-accessibility_toolbar__btn--contrasthigh" data-theme="high"> 125
<input name="SearchForm.SearchTerm" class="m-site_header__search-input m-site_header__search-input--search" type="text" placeholder="Enter search here ..."> 125
<button class="js-themechange m-accessibility_toolbar__btn m-accessibility_toolbar__btn--contrastdefault" data-theme="default"> 125
<input name="SearchForm.SearchTerm" class="m-site_navigation__mobile-search-input" type="text" placeholder="Search the website"> 125
<input class="e-btn" type="submit"> 125
<input class="selectric-input" tabindex="0"> 69
<select id="Month" name="Month" tabindex="0">...</select> 12
<select id="Year" name="Year" tabindex="0">...</select> 12
<input class="m-form__input" id="SearchForm_SearchTerm" name="SearchForm.SearchTerm" placeholder="Search for news..." type="search" value> 10
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