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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<textarea class="form-control" cols="20" data-val="true" data-val-required="The Message field is required." id="Message" name="Message" placeholder="Message" rows="2"></textarea> 3
<input class="form-control" data-val="true" data-val-email="The Email field is not a valid e-mail address." data-val-required="The Email field is required." id="Email" name="Email" placeholder="Email address" type="text" value> 3
<input class="form-control" data-val="true" data-val-required="The Telephone field is required." id="Telephone" name="Telephone" placeholder="Telephone number" type="text" value> 3
<input class="form-control" data-val="true" data-val-required="The Name field is required." id="Name" name="Name" placeholder="Full name" type="text" value> 3
<button class="btn btn-default d-sm-block d-md-none" type="submit">...</button> 1
<a class="accordion-toggle collapsed white" data-parent="#accordion1" data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse_1" role="button" aria-expanded="false" aria-controls="collapse_1"> </a> 1
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