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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 title="Vendor Accordion" type="checkbox" class="vendor-box"> 121
<input type="button" name="SubmitSearch" id="SubmitSearch" class="searchButton" alt="Go search"> 69
<input name="Search" type="text" value="Search our site" id="Search"> 69
<input id="cchide-popup" type="checkbox" name="ccc-hide-popup" value="Y" title="Do not ask me again"> 4
<input class="searchInput" placeholder="Search" title="Search" type="text" value> 3
<button id="vid-button" class="vid-button">...</button> 1
<input name="ctrl_2-589149-f5480351" type="text" id="ctrl_2-589149-f5480351" placeholder="Your e-mail" class="sys_medium email"> 1
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<textarea name="ctrl_1-589149-f5480350" id="ctrl_1-589149-f5480350" placeholder="Please write your feedback here..." cols="40" rows="8" class="sys_small"></textarea> 1
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