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How to Make Digital Assets Accessible: Infographics

A resource to help you create accessible digital assets for your course

If the information conveyed in an infographic is crucial, then it must be made accessible to all viewers. Infographics are a challenge not only for individuals with visually impairments, but also for individuals with cognitive disabilities that make it difficult to follow complex designs or find design elements distracting. Contact CAT at 940-8575 or email us at cat@butler.edu if you need assistance with creating accessible infographics.

Accessibility Guidelines for Infographics

This is an overview of the elements that require special consideration when creating infographics. Please review one of the Additional Resources for detailed instructions on any of the following:‚Äč

  • Design the infographic using best accessibility practices for color contrast and use of color.
  • Provide an alternative format for the infographic such as:
    • Long alternative text or transcript that conveys the content;
    • HTML/CSS so that a screen reader can access the content;
    • Narrated video or audio covering the same key ideas.

Examples

iOS Scanning Apps Infographic created by Information Commons students

For this infographic, students created an alternative version. The alternative version is written as a long text or transcript of the original. The images used on this infographic are decorative; had the images contained additional information, descriptions of the various images would have also been included in the alternative version. The accessible version also employs correct use of headings and lists.

Infographic comparing four iOS scanning apps

View an accessible version of the iOS infographic.

Creating Accessible Infographics

Additional Resources

CONTACT

Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937
CAT: 317-940-8575

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