Thinking Digitally Autumn and Winter 2021

Posted on Friday, September 24th, 2021

Image credit: kreatikar We will be delivering our accredited Thinking Digitally course during autumn and winter 2021 to 2022, as part of our Build Back Digital Initiative supported by the Scottish Government’s National Transition Training Fund. Participation in this course will be free for disabled people, carers, and those who provide services for disabled people […]

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Digital Accessibility Training for Employability: Webinar Series

Posted on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

As part of Lead Scotland’s Build Back Digital project, we are offering a series of free webinars via Zoom exploring accessibility within digital content. These webinars are suitable for people looking to improve their employability and gain transferable skills by enhancing their digital expertise. Many people are facing uncertainty in their employment due to the […]

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Current Job Vacancies

Posted on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

LEARNING COORDINATOR, HIGHLAND (Supporting People, Connecting Communities Project). Part-time 21hrs per week

Starts at £22,765 (pro rata), pension, expenses, 25 days annual leave and 12 days public holidays per year (pro rata). Initially fixed term appointment to 31st December 2022

We seek a part-time Learning Coordinator to deliver non-formal and accredited learning programmes in the Highland region to individuals and small groups of disabled people, carers and those experiencing barriers to work and education.

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Cyber Resilience and Accessible Formats Project

Posted on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Last updated 24th September 2021. Click here for the online safety resources Click here for event details In the past couple of years, we’ve directly supported over a thousand people to feel safer and more confident online through free in-person (before Covid-19) classes and online webinars. This new project aims to provide free, public resources […]

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Shortlisted at the Scottish Charity Awards 2021

Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2021

20th August 2021 We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for a Digital Citizens award at the Scottish Charity Awards 2021! The nomination recognises our work in the past year and a half supporting members of the public with cyber resilience training and our OpenLearnCreate course ‘Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, […]

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Webinars and ‘Training for Trainers’

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Last updated 24th September 2021. As part of our Cyber Resilience and Accessible Formats project, we’re offering FREE webinars for members of the public and training for practitioners/organisations that support others. All classes are free and open to the public. The Training for Trainers sessions are for practitioners, volunteers or others who support people with low […]

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Alternative Formats for Online Safety and Security Messaging

Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Last updated 5th October 2021 The NCSC’s (National Cyber Security Centre) Cyber Aware campaign gives 6 actions that you can take to stay safe and secure online. We have put this advice into accessible formats to help everybody to be able to understand and follow them. Text English Audio and Video Languages Click here to […]

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Making Online Security Messaging Accessible

Posted on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

24th March 2021 Lead Scotland is proud to be working with a range of partners commissioning and developing new alternative formats of online safety and security messaging for people who might find current messaging inaccessible. The new formats will include text formats, braille, British Sign Language, captioned video, community languages and easy read formats. Accessible […]

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Cyber Scotland Week 2021

Posted on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

For this year’s Cyber Scotland Week, we made 5 infographics and 5 short videos with the key online security messages. You can find these items below. To save the infographics to your computer, right click on the picture and click ‘save as’. Feel free to share these with your contacts. Creating Strong and Unique Passwords […]

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Accessibility Webinars for Employers

Posted on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Only about 45% of disabled adults are employed. The Disability Employment Gap Public Social Partnership aims to work with employers to convey the benefits of employing disabled people and increasing employers’ confidence, awareness and capacity to do so. As part of this, Lead Scotland is holding 10 free webinars about online accessibility for employers. Each […]

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