Minimum hardware requirements:

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

Minimum software requirements

Our courses have 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 
  • Google Chrome

Supported browsers for Apple computers:

  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Public Service toolkit learning modules

The Public Service toolkit 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.


Required for fully accessible PDFs (offline versions of the modules):

  • Adobe Reader 5.0 or greater

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

Screen readers, plugins and settings


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.


The courses are optimized for users with a minimum bandwidth of 256kbps. Although it will function when accessed via a 56kbps modem, performance is likely to be significantly degraded. 56kbps is sufficient for the text-only version.

Screen size

The courses have been optimised for 1024x724 screen resolution.

Last modified: Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:35 PM