Supporting others to be safe online

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Do you worry about the cyber security of the person you care for? Would you like to help your disabled relative or friend access trusted digital support? Lead Scotland offers accessible digital learning opportunities and prepares disabled people and carers to use the internet and digital devices safely. But some people will need ongoing support […]

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10 minutes to learn how to spot a fake email or website

Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2020

As life gets more digital, you might be worrying that criminals are finding more ways to make fake websites and emails look real so they can steal your data or credit card details. You can prepare yourself by taking 10 minutes now to learn about fake emails and websites and how to spot them. Can […]

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Have your say at Scottish Government Regional Events, February – March 2020

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

You may have seen an adult learning survey circulating on social media and blog from our CEO, Emma Whitelock, about why some disabled people who need more support to learn needed a louder voice: click here to see the blog. The next phase in the development of the Adult Learning Strategy for Scotland is a series […]

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How to identify online scams

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

You may have heard people joke about emails saying they’ve won the lottery despite having never bought a ticket! Some scams are obviously fake but fraudsters are changing their techniques to try to outsmart us. In a recent poll on our twitter, 83% of people said they were worried about scams. Studies also show that […]

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Lead to Better Cyber Resilence

Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

If you are worried that you are not safe online please come along to one of our Cyber Resilience events! We can help you learn and feel more confident. Our Cyber Scotland Week events All events are supported by Lead Scotland staff and volunteers, have a free lunch and travel costs are provided for disabled […]

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Making and Using Strong Passwords

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Strong passwords are really important for protecting your devices, such as your smartphone or tablet, as well as protecting your online profile including your email account. You might have heard about strong passwords before but do you know how to make one?  Here are some trusted rules to follow so that you can feel confident […]

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Adult Learning Survey Extended

Posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2019

We are making an urgent plea to encourage disabled people and carers to complete the adult learning survey, which has now been extended to the 31st January 2020.  Lead Scotland is concerned that the survey responses received so far do not represent disabled people and carers who need home or community based learning services, or […]

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Adult Learning Survey

Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

It’s Adult Learners week and Lead Scotland is asking all disabled adults, carers and supporters to complete this Scottish Government adult learning survey. Who is able to access lifelong learning opportunities? Who is being left behind and why? Please do spread the word and have your say before the middle of January 2020. The Adult […]

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Fair Access to University Campaign

Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Disabled people in Scotland can face multiple barriers in trying to access university. Students along with their families tell us that inadequate additional support to learn at school, interruption to school education from serious illness, and inability to re-locate due to complex needs are just some of the issues that can have an impact on […]

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Lead Scotland’s 40th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception

Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Lead Scotland’s 40th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception shall be in the Burns Room, Scottish Parliament Buildings, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP on the 5th of November, 2019, 6pm to 8pm (please arrive by 5.30pm), kindly hosted by Daniel Johnson MSP and sponsored by Sight and Sound Technology. Over the last 3 years Lead Scotland has supported over 2,000 disabled people and […]

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