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 id="wc-name" type="text" class="wc-name-input" maxlength="64" placeholder="Your Name" disabled> 124
<textarea class="wc-message" maxlength="1024" disabled></textarea> 124
<select id="wc-audiooutputselector" class="wc-devicedropdown" disabled> 124
<select id="wc-videoselector" class="wc-devicedropdown" disabled> </select> 124
<select id="wc-audioinputselector" class="wc-devicedropdown" disabled> </select> 124
<input type="radio" name="facingmode" id="wc-userfacing" value="User" checked disabled> 124
<input type="radio" name="facingmode" id="wc-environmentfacing" value="Environment" disabled> 124
<input class="form-date-input-year" type="number" min="1900" max="2050" name="Q_201-1" id="q201a-1" value maxlength="4" data-fieldtype="date-year" placeholder="YYYY e.g. 2014" required> 1
<input name="Q_253" id="q253a104i1" type="checkbox" value="N"> 1
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