An infographic allows you to choose to input text and visuals that distill complex and/or important information into simple visual forms.

Usage, Best Practice, and Accessibility


Infographic Group of Two 

Hours in the day
Days in the year

Infographic Group of Three

Ranked research university
Schools in the Big 10
Is one more than five

Infographic - Plain

Books on the shelf
Trips to the library
Library card

  1. After creating and publishing a page, click on the layout button. This will allow you to design and edit the layout of the page.
    Drupal page page edit tabs
  2. Scroll down on the page and click on “Add Block”, and a navigation will pop up on the side. From there click “Create Custom Block” and then click “Folwell Component”.
    Custom block window
    • From here add a title to the Folwell components, although you have the option to hide or display the title on the page. 
      Drupal block title field
    • Select “Add Folwell Infographic Group” as the Folwell Component you want to add from the dropdown list of components. From there select “Add block”

Step 2 - Customizing the Infographic

  1. In the “Intro Text” text area, add the text as an introduction for the button group. This is an optional field.
  2. Scroll down and add the information you want to display in the Number and Text fields.
    Infographic form field
  3. In order to add more information to the infographic, scroll down and click “Add Infographic Item.” This will add another set of Number and Text fields.
    Add infographic item button
    Note: You can have up to three sets of infographic information in one infographic block. The data sets will be alignined with each other horizontally.
  4. Choose the infographic style by clicking on the "Infographic Style" dropdown box. 
    Infographic style dropdown
  5. Once you have customized your infographic to your liking, scroll all the way down and click the “Add Block” button to add the infographic component to the page.
Best Practices
  • Design accessibility into infographics to ensure the content is recognizable to screen readers. See Accessibility content for more information.
  • Text should be clear and easy to understand for maximum reader comprehension 
  • If there are links in an infographic, the link text must clearly describe where the link is going to take a user. *links in an image infographic are not accessible.
  • Infographics are meant to distill important and sometimes complex information into simple visual form. As such, color should be used sparingly to highlight only key information. Be sure there is enough color contrast between the foreground content and background content. 
  • Structure: Infographics should have a logical structure. This may include titles and heading levels, consistent colors, a flow that is linear and easy to follow – ie: 3 infographics aligned next to each other
  • Contrast high enough for background colors, fonts, and lines 
  • Screen readers and other adaptive technologies able to identify the component as an infographic, read the text and link (if any), and access link
  • Image-based infographics require use of alt text in the form of a transcript (full text description) that can be hidden behind, below, or linked from the image. When possible, create image-based infographics using HTML and CSS. HTML/CSS infographics embed the infographic content directly on a webpage. If the HTML and CSS are developed using custom codes to include accessibility, then the infographic becomes accessible to screen readers.