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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:

    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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<input type="text" name="keyword" title="Search by keyword" placeholder="Search by keyword" class="clearMeFocus"> 369
<input type="search" id="keywords" name="q" placeholder="search" title="search" class="clearMeFocus"> 250
<button role="button" class="owl-dot">...</button> 3
<input name="field_181" type="text" placeholder> 1
<input onclick="onClickMainCategories('Foundation Hour')" name="mc" value="Foundation Hour" class="calendarCheckbox" type="checkbox"> 1
<input onclick="onClickMainCategories('Lectures and Seminars')" name="mc" value="Lectures and Seminars" class="calendarCheckbox" type="checkbox"> 1
<input type="checkbox" class="table-filter" name="date" data-column="date" value="2017"> 1
<input name="field_175" type="text" placeholder> 1
<input type="checkbox" class="table-filter" id="expert_comment" name="title" data-column="title" value="Expert Comment"> 1
<select name="field_187" type="select" placeholder="- please select -">...</select> 1
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