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 name="ctrl_24_0-11774-f85272" type="checkbox" id="ctrl_24_0-11774-f85272" class="checkrequired"> 1
<input name="ctrl_45_0-11774-f852734" type="checkbox" id="ctrl_45_0-11774-f852734" class="checkrequired"> 1
<input name="ctrl_25_0-11774-f85273" type="checkbox" id="ctrl_25_0-11774-f85273"> 1
<input name="ctrl_46_0-11774-f852735" type="checkbox" id="ctrl_46_0-11774-f852735" class="checkrequired"> 1
<input name="ctrl_18-9407-f89516" type="text" id="ctrl_18-9407-f89516" class="sys_medium digits"> 1
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