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:

    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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HTML Found on page Issues
<input type="text" id="txtSource" value placeholder class="pac-target-input" autocomplete="off"> 16
<select class="event-month j-filterEventsByMonth">...</select> 4
<input type="text" class="event-search-input phm primary-font" placeholder="Search our events" maxlength="200" name="term"> 4
<input type="checkbox" name="performanceCookie" class="js-privacy-checkbox-performance"> 1
<input class="ep_tm_searchbarbox" size="60" type="text" name="q"> 1
<select id="subjectArea">...</select> 1
<input type="text" id="panel-course-term" name="term" maxlength="100" placeholder="Search keyword or course" aria-labelledby="Search terms"> 1
<input class="size1of1 phm primary-font pos-rel" type="text" name="q" maxlength="1000" placeholder="Find Resources" id="searchQuery"> 1
<input type="checkbox" name="functionalCookie" class="js-privacy-checkbox-functional"> 1
<input type="checkbox" name="advertisingCookie" class="js-privacy-checkbox-advertising"> 1
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