Moray and Highland Employability Webinars

Do you live in Highland or Moray? Are you looking for work or volunteering/study to prepare for work? Lead Scotland’s employability project is looking for new learners and we’re running a couple of webinars to help you get started to reach your goals. Staying Safe Online Webinar: Monday 19th April, 10-11am Adult Achievement Award Webinar: Tuesday […]

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Posted: Thursday, April 1st, 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

Accessibility Webinars for Employers

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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Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Online Safety Booklet- Easy Read

March 2021 As part of our recent cyber security activities, including our webinars, we’ve produced an Easy Read booklet to help people stay safe online. The booklet gives information about creating and remembering strong passwords, identifying email and website scams and what to do in the event of a cyber attack. What is Easy Read? […]

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Posted: Thursday, March 4th, 2021

North East Scotland – Online Safety Classes

Do you live in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire and worry about being safe online? We have some classes on zoom about passwords and online scams that can help you feel more confident using your computer, tablet or smartphone. The classes will be especially useful for disabled people or those who might find it harder to use the internet […]

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Posted: Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Learn how to be safe online with Lead Scotland

Our online safety classes are back for 2021! This year we’re giving up-to-date advice and information about important topics like passwords, online scams and cyber attacks so you can feel more confident that you can use the internet while protecting yourself. The classes will be especially useful for disabled people or those who might find […]

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Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2021

Thank You Card

Please see below our Thank You Card for our volunteers at Christmas 2020.

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Posted: Monday, December 7th, 2020

#DYWSummit Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital inclusion is a social justice issue, unchecked it has been exacerbating social inequalities. We all need to work together to turn things around. At Youthlink Scotland’s #DYWSummit on the 8th September, I talked about four tactics to bridge the digital divide and create a fairer Scotland: Firstly, the Digital Inclusion Fund The Scottish Government […]

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Posted: Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

£250K CLD programme to tackle the digital divide

A new £250,000 programme has been launched as part of an ongoing effort to digitally connect people who are not yet online, people who are experiencing the most barriers to participation. The Digital Inclusion Fund will be used to facilitate the purchase of laptops, tablets and adaptive assistive technology in order to promote digital inclusion […]

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Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2020