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="Search by course title or subject" data-drupal-selector="edit-title" class="form-autocomplete form-text form-control ui-autocomplete-input" data-autocomplete-path="/views-autocomplete-filters/courses_search/page_1/title/0" type="text" id="edit-title" name="title" value size="30" maxlength="128" autocomplete="off"> 14
<span class="select2-selection__rendered" id="select2-edit-field-theme-event-target-id-container" role="textbox" aria-readonly="true" title="All themes">All themes</span> 1
<select id="entryRevisions"> </select> 1
<span class="select2-selection__rendered" id="select2-edit-field-theme-target-id-container" role="textbox" aria-readonly="true" title="Select Theme">Select Theme</span> 1
<textarea rows="5" id="text"></textarea> 1
<input placeholder="Search by course title or subject" data-drupal-selector="edit-title" class="form-autocomplete form-text form-control ui-autocomplete-input" data-autocomplete-path="/views-autocomplete-filters/courses_search/page_1/title/0" type="text" id="edit-title--2" name="title" value size="30" maxlength="128" autocomplete="off"> 1
<textarea style="display:block;width:100%;height:50em" id="revisionJSON"></textarea> 1
<span class="select2-selection__rendered" id="select2-edit-field-event-date-time-from-value-container" role="textbox" aria-readonly="true" title="Upcoming">Upcoming</span> 1
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