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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:

    Full name <input type="name">

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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<div role="button" tabindex="0" style="width: 27px; height: 43px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute; left: -158px; top: -38px; z-index: 5;">...</div> 2
<button type="submit" class="c-community-search-box__btn">...</button> 2
<select class="c-community-search-box__search-dropdown">...</select> 2
<input placeholder="Find a project" type="search" id="community-search-box" class="c-community-search-box__input"> 1
<input aria-describedby="postcodeError" type="text" name="postcode" id="postcode" class="c-form-input__control"> 1
<input placeholder="Search resources and activities" type="search" id="community-search-box" class="c-community-search-box__input"> 1
<input type="search" maxlength="8" pattern="^([A-Za-z]{1,2}[0-9A-Za-z]{1,2} ?[0-9][A-Za-z]{2})+$" placeholder="Search by postcode" class="c-postcode-search__input"> 1
<button type="submit" value="Submit" class="c-postcode-search__button">...</button> 1
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