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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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<a class="right carousel-control" href="#main-carousel" role="button" data-slide="next">...</a> 27
<a class="left carousel-control" href="#main-carousel" role="button" data-slide="prev">...</a> 27
<input name="query" class="query" type="text" value accesskey="q" maxlength="80" title="Search the site"> 24
<div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">...</div> 7
<button class="btn btn-default" type="submit">...</button> 4
<input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Search website" name="query" id="query"> 3
<button type="submit" class="btn add-on">...</button> 2
<input type="text" class="form-control" id="name" name="name" placeholder="First name"> 1
<input class="ui-autocomplete-input tt-input" required name="query" id="query" role="textbox" style="width: 330px; position: relative; vertical-align: top;" title="Search query" type="text" autocomplete="off" value accesskey="q" placeholder="Search" spellcheck="false" dir="auto"> 1
<button class="ab_widget_container_promotional-banner_close_button">...</button> 1
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