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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 class="navigation__expand">...</button> 502
<button role="button" type="submit" name="search" class="button button--no-text">...</button> 4
<input name="query" id="search-input" type="search" placeholder="Search by course name"> 3
<textarea id="textbox3" name="textbox3" rows="5" style="text-align: center; width: 100%;"></textarea> 1
<input id="ebscohostsearchtext" type="text" value name="ebscohostsearchtext" placeholder=" Searching electronic content including journal articles " class="search-input"> 1
<button role="button" type="submit" class="button button--no-text">...</button> 1
<input id="textbox1" name="textbox1" type="text" style="text-align: center; width: 100%;"> 1
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