What does this mean?

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 class="typeahead search-input" name="q" id="q" placeholder="Search stwater.co.uk" title="Search stwater.co.uk" data-url="/content/stw/en/homepage/search.suggestions.json"> 7
<button role="button" class="owl-dot">...</button> 5
<button class="button-reset preferences-close stw-icon small" id="cookies-close">...</button> 2
<input class="invisible data-recite-skip data-recite-translate-skip" value name="phone" required aria-required="true" data-recite-skip="true" data-di-id="di-id-bb8fc9ec-a9dabfd"> 1
<input type="checkbox" name="CountBt" id="checkboxgroup_formcheckboxgroup_1_one" value="1"> 1
<input type="text" name="moveInDate" class="move-in-date-picker-input invisible data-recite-skip data-recite-translate-skip" required data-recite-skip="true" data-di-id="di-id-66f10e19-d314438d"> 1
<input type="checkbox" name="CountBt" id="checkboxgroup_formcheckboxgroup_2_two" value="2"> 1
<input type="number" title="Meter read number 5" min="0" max="9" maxlength="1" step="1" class="reading-unit data-recite-skip data-recite-translate-skip" size="1" length="1" data-recite-skip="true"> 1
<input type="text" id="text_formtext_NameBt" name="NameBt" data-validate="text" aria-label aria-required="false" class="empty"> 1
<input type="checkbox" name="CountBt" id="checkboxgroup_formcheckboxgroup_1_one" value="1" data-di-id="#checkboxgroup_formcheckboxgroup_1_one"> 1
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