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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" name="q" class="form-control" value placeholder="Teipiwch a Gwasgwch Enter.." autocomplete="off"> 29
<select class="selectnav" id="selectnav1">...</select> 10
<button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">...</button> 3
<input type="text" style="background-color: #FFFFFF; color: black;" class="form-control span2 search-query" placeholder="Find a course..." name="keyword"> 1
<input id="primoQueryTemp" value placeholder="Find books, articles and more..." class="form-control" type="text"> 1
<input id="go" title="Library Search" onclick="searchPrimo()" class="button button-3d button-rounded button-yellow center button-light" value="Search" alt="Search"> 1
<button class="lines-button x">...</button> 1
<button class="search" type="submit">...</button> 1
<input type="text" class="span2 search-query" placeholder="Search for a course" name="keyword"> 1
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