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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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<button type="submit">...</button> 124
<input class="field search-input form-control" name="query" placeholder="Search" title="Search" type="text" value size="30"> 124
<button type="submit" class="person-accordian-search__button">...</button> 9
<input type="text" placeholder="search people" required> 9
<button class="search-button" type="submit">...</button> 3
<div id="react-autowhatever-1" role="listbox" class="react-autosuggest__suggestions-container"> 3
<input type="text" name="query" id="search-term" placeholder="Enter a search term"> 1
<input id="q" class="four-search-news__search_form_input" name="q" placeholder="Search..."> 1
<button class="four-search-news__search_form_button">...</button> 1
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