Coflein.gov.uk is designed to be as accessible and usable as possible for every user, and built following common web standards.
Our goal is to meet Level AA standard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone. Wherever possible we aim to:
- Provide text alternatives for non-text content.
- Provide captions and other alternatives for multimedia.
- Create content that can be presented in different ways, including by assistive technologies, without losing meaning.
- Make it easier for users to see and hear content.
- Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
- Give users enough time to read and use content.
- Do not use content that causes seizures.
- Help users navigate and find content.
- Make text readable and understandable.
- Make content appear and operate in predictable ways.
- Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
- Maximize compatibility with current and future user tools.
A browser is a software application used for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. Coflein.gov.uk is built to work best in the latest desktop and mobile browsers, meaning older browsers might display differently styled, though fully functional, renderings of certain components. We support the latest versions of the following browsers and platforms:
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Some of our collection items are available as a Portable Document Format (PDF). Most modern browsers have a built-in PDF viewer enabled by default. PDF files can also be viewed using Adobe Reader for desktop and Adobe Reader for mobile. Both are available to download for free.
A comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain-text form. Search results can be downloaded as a CSV file to work with offline. These files can be opened by spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Office Excel and also open source solutions Libre Calc and OpenOffice Calc, both of which are free to download.
Search results of sites can be downloaded as KML files. A KML file specifies a set of features (place marks, images, textual descriptions etc.) for display in Google Earth or any other geospatial software implementing the KML encoding.
Please contact us or leave us feedback if you have trouble using Coflein.gov.uk as this will help us to make improvements.