ALT tags are required on all images within the website. This includes photos, logos, drawings or other graphics. ALT tags are required to meet Section 508 compliance
- ALT tags should describe the image’s content rather than identify persons or places (the function of the caption).
- Caption information has little or no meaning for visually impaired users and should not be used as the ALT tag. However, using the caption as an ALT tag is preferable to leaving it blank.
- ALT tags should always be translated when placed on a language site.
NOTE: ALT TAGS DO NOT DISPLAY ON HOVER. THESE TAGS ARE IN THE SOURCE CODE OF THE PAGE SO THAT SCREEN READERS CAN IDENTIFY THEM.