Minimum hardware requirements:

  • PC : 800MHz Pentium III or equivalent, with 512Mb RAM free.

Minimum software requirements

The toolkit has been designed to work with, and tested against the following platforms/operating systems, browsers and plug-ins:

Operating systems:

  • Windows XP (SP3)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Apple Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Supported browsers for Microsoft Windows:

  • Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 and 11
  • Firefox 4+
  • Google Chrome

Supported browsers for Apple computers:

  • Safari 5
  • Firefox 4+
  • Google Chrome.

Trustee toolkit essential learning modules

The Trustee toolkit essential learning modules have been been built in HTML and are optimised to work on tablets such as Apple iPad (in landscape orientation only) as well as PCs and laptops. It has not been optimised to work on 'phablets' or mobile devices.

Bandwidth

The Trustee toolkit essential learning modules are optimized for users with a minimum bandwidth of 256kbps. Although they will function when accessed via a 56kbps modem, performance is likely to be significantly degraded.

Screen size

The toolkit has been optimised for 1024 x 768 screen resolution.

Screenreaders

The modules have been made as accessible as possible and supports JAWS for Windows for both keyboard/pointer devices. Although the programme may work with other readers, they are not officially supported.

Trustee toolkit additional learning 'wind-up' modules

The following Trustee toolkit additional modules have not yet been converted from Flash to HTML and are not optimised to work on mobile devices or tablets such as Apple iPad:

  • DB scheme, solvent employer: buy-in/partial buy-out
  • DB scheme, solvent employer: wind-up or buy-out
  • Winding up a DC scheme
  • DB scheme, insolvent employer: wind-up or transfer to PPF

We have tested the key functionality in the screenreader version of these modules which can be used with tablets in a landscape orientation only.

Plugin and settings required for Flash versions of the additional learning 'wind-up' modules

Adobe Flash Player 8 or greater.

You can download the latest version of the Flash player from the Adobe Flash Player download page.

Screenreaders

The text-only version supports JAWS for Windows. Although the programme may work with other readers, they are not officially supported. The Flash version of the content does not support screenreader software.

Pop-up blockers

Both versions (Flash and screenreader) of the additional learning modules launch in a new browser window; you should therefore ensure that any pop-up blocking software, such as the Google toolbar or your browser settings, is set to allow pop-ups for this website: https://trusteetoolkit.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk

Please note that you may have more than one set of pop-up blocking software installed since this can either be enabled within the browser as well as in browser add-ons such as those provided by Yahoo, Google etc. An internet search will provide a variety of advice on how to turn off pop-up blockers.

Audio-visual elements

The Flash versions of the additional learning, audio is used throughout and video is used occasionally. A transcript is always provided, where needed, for those who cannot or do not wish to hear the audio or view the video.

Screen size

The additional learning modules have been optimised for 1024x768 screen resolution in landscape orientation.

Trustee toolkit downloadable resources

Plugin required for PDF versions of the modules

Required for fully accessible PDFs:

  • Adobe Reader 5.0 or greater

You can download the latest version of the Flash player from the Adobe Reader download page.

Last modified: Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 9:14 PM