Assistive technology

Assistive  Technology refers to any item, piece of equipment, software programme, or product system that can be used to increase, maintain, or improve the level of independence of disabled people. Some people prefer the term ‘enabling technology’. There are a wide variety of free, low cost and costed technology solutions available.  Disabled people in schools, […]

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Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2023

Perth and Kinross Tenants Digital Skills Project

Our Perth and Kinross Tenants Digital Project supports adults over 16 with their digital skills and participation. The aim of the project is to get Tenants digitally included, and to be able to have a say on the issues that matter to them. The project works 1:1 and in small groups with learners, where learners […]

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Posted: Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

Lead Scotland Evolves

From what I’ve read, in 1979, Edinburgh University Settlement and a passionate group of volunteers were worried that a lack of funding for REHAB Scotland was going to herald the loss of supported post school learning opportunities for disabled people. There was no Equality Act in 1979 – no rights or entitlements and some disabled […]

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Posted: Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

Adult learning supports a cyber resilient Scotland

Lead Scotland has a new Linking Cyber and Accessibility Project Tens of thousands more adult learners have devices and data thanks to national initiatives such as Connecting Scotland and the Digital Inclusion Fund and local schemes.   Digital access to services is incredibly exciting! New flexible, inclusive ways of engaging and supporting community based adult learners […]

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Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2023

Paid Temporary Roles for Disabled Students

Lead Scotland runs the only national disabled students’ helpline and information service in Scotland. We create free online guides and factsheets on a variety of topics related to accessing and participating in post school education as a disabled person. We would like to create some new factsheets in co-production with a group of disabled students. […]

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Posted: Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

Combining learning resources leads to two qualifications for adult learners

Education Scotland and Girvan Academy have produced combined resources for school pupils to work towards two qualifications: SCQF level 4 Internet Safety & SCQF Level 4 Cyber Fundamentals. Find out more about this work: Level 4 Resources for Cyber Fundamentals and Internet Safety – DigiLearn Lead Scotland has been working with Education Scotland and the […]

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Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Digital CLD Award Achievement

Lead Scotland is among the first in Scotland to be recognised under a new digital award scheme for community learning and development organisations. The Digital CLD Awards seek to recognise the ways that CLD (Community Learning and Development) services and organisations promote effective use of digital technologies to enhance learning and engagement opportunities in youth […]

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Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Current Job Vacancies

Ahead of applying for any Learning Coordinator vacancies that are listed on this page, we’d like to invite you to watch our short video, below, about working as a Learning Coordinator with Lead Scotland. Current vacancies on this page: -LEARNING COORDINATOR, Perth & Kinross Digital Skills Project, 28 hours per week -LEARNING COORDINATOR, Fife Adult […]

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Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

A Guide to Accessing Community Based Adult Learning for Disabled People

We were delighted to be awarded funding from the Scottish Government to create this new guide to accessing Community Based Adult Learning (CBAL). Six disabled people all with some past or current experience of accessing CBAL co-produced this resource, translated into alternative formats. It was important for the group to reflect their experiences of being […]

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Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2022

Linking Cyber and Accessibility Project

Last updated 19 Dec 2023 OUR PROJECT We are trying to make it easy for people to learn how to stay safe and secure online. We are doing this by providing accessible guidance and a range of ways to learn. Contact cyberproject@lead.org.uk to find out more about our project and how we could support you: […]

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Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2022