Lead Scotland's Open University course on Everyday Computer Skills (accessible)

Lead Scotland is a charity supporting disabled people and carers by providing personalised learning, befriending, advice and information services.

They are pleased to announce that the free course Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, mobile phones and accessibility is now live and ready for learners to sign up!

Digital skills are now indispensable in a society that increasingly depends on computers. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to get started in this digital world.

It also explores accessible ways to use computers and the internet. People with different abilities and skills can explore and adapt the course content.

In this course you will learn to:

  • develop knowledge and confidence about how to use a computer
  • create your own files using Microsoft Word
  • send and receive messages via email, Facebook, Twitter and Skype.
  • access and search the internet securely
  • use online services such as shopping and banking

The course has been designed with and for disabled learners, through Lead Scotland in partnership with The Open University in Scotland (OUiS), with funding from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Digital Participation Fund, matched by The OUiS.