Graphs, diagrams and infographics 

  • Include explanatory text or alt text in the copy alongside images, graphs and charts.   
  • Use the SVG file format for presenting charts and data visualisations. This will mean text is readable and the images size can be increased.  
  • Include explanatory text or alt text in the copy alongside images, graphs and charts.   
  • Use the SVG file format for presenting charts and data visualisations. This will mean text is readable and the images size can be increased.  

For example

Ages of people with complex disabilities in the UK

Our estimates show that people with complex disabilities in the UK are predominantly adults, aged 18 and over. If we look at the break down by age group, we can see that 42% are between 18-64 (approximately 667,000 people) and 38% are over 65 (approximately 606,000 people). For the younger age group, our analysis indicates that 20% of people are between 0-17 years old (approximately 318,000 people).

Age groupNumber of people
blue dot0-17 years318,339
orange dot18-64 years667,417
purple dotOver 65 years606,155

For help creating digital content  

If you have any questions about applying the guidelines, creating content or want to provide feedback, please do not hesitate to contact: 

Please contact the digital team for assistance: [email protected]