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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 type="text" title="Search" placeholder="Find courses, facilities, members of staff..." name="query" class="m-nav--search__input"> 234
<button type class="slick-previous slick-arrow" style="display: inline-block;"> 116
<button type class="slick-next slick-arrow" style="display: block;"> 116
<input data-collection="standard-events" type="text" name="query" class="full-width main-search ui-autocomplete-input" id="search" value placeholder="Search our events..." title="Search events" autocomplete="off"> 3
<input type="text" name="query" id="search" value placeholder="Search courses" autocomplete="off" class="main-search full-width search-finder ui-autocomplete-input" style="height: 50px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);"> 2
<input data-collection="facilities" type="text" name="query" class="full-width main-search ui-autocomplete-input" id="search" value placeholder="Search our facilities..." title="Search facilities" autocomplete="off"> 1
<input data-collection="staff-directory" type="text" name="query" class="full-width main-search ui-autocomplete-input" id="search" value placeholder="Search our staff profiles..." title="Search staff profiles" autocomplete="off"> 1
<input type="text" name="query" id="search" value placeholder="Search courses" autocomplete="off" class="main-search full-width search-finder ui-autocomplete-input"> 1
<input data-collection="phd-projects" type="text" name="query" class="full-width main-search ui-autocomplete-input" id="search" value placeholder="Search our PhD projects..." title="Search PhD projects" autocomplete="off"> 1
<input data-collection="courses" type="text" name="query" class="full-width main-search ui-autocomplete-input" id="search" value placeholder="Search courses..." title="Search courses..." autocomplete="off"> 1
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