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
- Captions. Keep
captions brief (approximately 2025 words) and use keywords,
- 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.