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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 type="text" value name="s" id="s" title="Search SAHA" placeholder="Search SAHA"> 124
<input type="text" name="search" placeholder="Location / Postcode"> 6
<button role="button" class="owl-dot active">...</button> 3
<input type="text" class="signpost-search-field" name="search" placeholder="Search residents area..."> 2
<input type="submit"> 2
<input class="textarea" type="text" name="search" id="housesearch" title="Enter location or postcode" placeholder="Enter location or postcode"> 1
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