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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" class="sitewide-search touched keyword tt-hint" accesskey="q" value title="[" required autocomplete="off" spellcheck="false" disabled style="position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; border-color: transparent; box-shadow: none; background: none 0% 0% / auto repeat scroll padding-box border-box rgb(255, 255, 255);"> 122
<input type="text" class="sitewide-search touched keyword tt-input" placeholder="Site wide search..." accesskey="q" value title="[" id="query" name="query" required autocomplete="off" spellcheck="false" dir="auto" style="position: relative; vertical-align: top; background-color: transparent;"> 122
<input name="email2" type="email" placeholder="Please leave blank" autocomplete="off"> 39
<select class="small-4 columns" style="width: 32.33%;" id="DOBDay" name="DOBDay">...</select> 37
<input class="required" name="firstName" placeholder="First Name (Required)" requiredtype="text"> 37
<select class="small-4 columns" id="DOBYear" name="DOBYear">...</select> 37
<select class="small-4 columns" id="DOBMonth" name="DOBMonth">...</select> 37
<input class="required" id="email" name="email" placeholder="Email*" requiredtype="email"> 37
<input class="required" name="lastName" placeholder="Surname*" requiredtype="text"> 37
<input class="required" id="phoneNumber" name="phoneNumber" placeholder="Phone number*" type="tel" requiredtype="tel"> 37
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