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, mobile phones and accessibility’, co-developed with the Open University in Scotland.
We’ve seen how important it is for everyone to feel confident using the internet safely during the pandemic. Our aim has been to provide accessible digital skills and cyber safety training to disabled people, unpaid carers, practitioners and people experiencing barriers to learning.
We ran 47 webinars that reached every corner of Scotland (and a few people outside of Scotland!) and we received great feedback. We’re continuing to support people with our Accessible Formats project where we have more online safety webinars free for the public. We are looking forward to continuing to contribute to national efforts to get more people online and using the internet safely and securely.
From our CEO, Emma Whitelock: “We are delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist in the Digital Citizens category of the Scottish Charity Awards 2021. Thank you so much for recognising the impact of our work. There has been a growing appetite for digital skills during the pandemic, particularly around accessibility and we were well placed to hit the ground running! Well done to everyone who has made it to this stage and good luck!”