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 placeholder="Enter your email address" name="e" type="email" required id="prefix-emailInput" title="Enter your email address"> 120
<input class="postcodesearch_textbox" title="postcode search" type="text" placeholder="Enter your postcode" name="postcodesearchtextbox"> 3
<input class="form-control emailaddress" data-val="true" data-val-regex="Invalid format for an email address" data-val-regex-pattern="^[A-Za-z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Za-z0-9.-]+\.[A-Za-z]{2,4}$" data-val-required="An email address is required" id="EmailAddressTextbox" name="ctrl_25-4267-f99421" type="text" value> 1
<textarea class="form-control" cols="20" data-val="true" data-val-required="An address is required" id="AddressTextbox" name="ctrl_28-4267-f99420" rows="2"></textarea> 1
<input class="form-control" data-val="true" data-val-required="A surname is required" id="SurnameTextbox" name="ctrl_21_surname-4267-f99417" type="text" value> 1
<input class="form-control emailaddress" id="NotificationEmailTextBox" name="ctrl_29-7431-f523023" type="text" value="101@cumbria.police.uk"> 1
<textarea class="form-control" cols="20" data-val="true" data-val-required="The incident details are required" id="IncidentDetailsTextbox" name="ctrl_14-4267-f99412" rows="2"></textarea> 1
<input name="ctrl_18-10143-f89516" type="text" id="ctrl_18-10143-f89516" class="sys_medium digits"> 1
<input class="form-control telephone" data-val="true" data-val-required="A telephone number is required" id="TelephoneTextbox" name="ctrl_24-4267-f99420" type="text" value> 1
<input class="form-control" id="PrefferedTimeTextbox" name="ctrl_18-4267-f99414" type="text" value> 1
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