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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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<select>...</select> 226
<input name="q" type="search" id="q" value="Search" size="35" onfocus="if(this.value=='Search')this.value=''; this.style.color = '#000'" maxlength="99"> 124
<input name="q" type="search" id="mq" value="Search" size="35" onfocus="if(this.value=='Search')this.value=''; this.style.color = '#000'" maxlength="99"> 124
<input type="text" name="yourname" id="yourname" onfocus="this.style.color = '#000000'" placeholder="Your Name" tabindex="1" maxlength="99" required autocomplete="off"> 60
<textarea name="yourmessage" id="yourmessage" cols="45" rows="4" tabindex="7" onfocus="this.style.color = '#000000'" placeholder="Your Enquiry"></textarea> 37
<input type="tel" name="yourtel" id="yourtel" onfocus="this.style.color = '#000000'" placeholder="Your Telephone Number" tabindex="3" maxlength="99"> 37
<textarea name="youraddr" id="youraddr" cols="45" rows="4" tabindex="2" onfocus="this.style.color = '#000000'" placeholder="Your Current Address"></textarea> 37
<input name="prodenqsubmit" type="submit" id="prodenqsubmit" tabindex="7" value="Send Enquiry"> 37
<select name="yourconnection" id="yourconnection" tabindex="5" required>...</select> 37
<select name="yourhousesize" id="size" tabindex="6" required>...</select> 37
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