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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:

    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 id="ww_contact_name" class="field" type="text" name="name" placeholder="Name"> 1
<select id="ww_index_completed_by" name="completed_by" class="field" placeholder="Please Select" disabled>...</select> 1
<select id="ww_personal_ethnicity" tabindex="4" class="field ethnicity-block" name="ethnicity">...</select> 1
<input id="ww_index_postcode" name="postcode" class="field" type="text" placeholder="Postcode"> 1
<input id="ww_contact_email" class="field" type="text" name="email" placeholder="Email"> 1
<select id="ww_personal_ageband" tabindex="3" class="field ageband-block" name="ageband">...</select> 1
<input id="ww_personal_lastname" tabindex="2" class="field lastname-block" type="text" name="surname" placeholder="Surname"> 1
<select id="ww_personal_gender" tabindex="5" class="field gender-block" name="gender">...</select> 1
<input id="ww_contact_number" class="field" type="text" name="number" placeholder="Phone Number"> 1
<input id="ww_personal_firstname" tabindex="1" class="field firstname-block" type="text" name="firstname" placeholder="Firstname(s)"> 1
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