2020-21 Strategic Performance

Our staff and volunteers have been brilliant, navigating the new challenges thrown up by the pandemic. We are incredibly grateful to all our partners who supported us to stay open, to extend our Befriending Services, to offer Scotland wide learning services and flex our services to meet people’s changing needs. This webpage offers a brief […]

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Posted: Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Thinking Digitally Autumn and Winter 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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Posted: Friday, September 24th, 2021

Current Job Vacancies

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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Posted: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Cyber Resilience and Accessible Formats Project

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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Posted: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Shortlisted at the Scottish Charity Awards 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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Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2021

Webinars and ‘Training for Trainers’

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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Posted: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Accessible Engagement and Participation Online

This webpage relates to an input to a CLD webinar about digital tools for online participation and engagement, held on the 12th May 2021 .   Why accessibility is even more important now Accessible information considerations Holding accessible online meetings The voices of disabled people may have been underrepresented in the last round of CLD plans.  […]

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Posted: Monday, May 10th, 2021

Alternative Formats for Online Safety and Security Messaging

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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Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Making Online Security Messaging Accessible

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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Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Cyber Scotland Week 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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Posted: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021