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OVC Publishing Guidelines for Print and Multimedia About OVCOJP seal: Innovation . Partnerships . Safer Neighborhoods Message From the DirectorOVC Publishing Guidelines for Print and Multimedia NCJ 229712 / March 2010
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Submission Requirements


Charts and Photos

Charts, photos, and other graphic images must be accompanied by specific information, including:

  • Alt tags. The Federal Government requires that alt (alternative) tags accompany all graphic images on the Web. An alt tag is brief text (20 words or less) that describes an image when the cursor rolls over it. See Accessibility and 508 Compliance for additional information.

  • Captions. Keep captions brief (approximately 20–25 words) and use keywords, as appropriate.

  • Photo credits. Include the name of the person who took the photo, the name of the person who owns the photo, and when the photo was taken.

  • Photo and multimedia releases. You may not use photos (of a model, property, etc.) or video footage without the appropriate releases. Releases and any copies of licensing agreements should be provided to OVC with the final submission. OVC has developed appropriate releases for your use. Please request these forms from your grant monitor.

  • Tables and graphs. Submit tables and graphs in separate electronic files because they are often created in specialized software. Remember to provide data points for graphs.

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