Launch of Neurodiversity in Digital Technologies Research

Our report into neurodiversity in digital technology has been published by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), in partnership with the Scottish Government.  It was launched as part of the ScotSoft 2020 virtual event in October 2020. You can read the a summary version of the report here  and you can watch the ScotSoft launch session here.

The report describes the main barriers to education and employment faced by neurodivergent people with case study examples of how these are being tackled. It provides recommendations for employers and stakeholders around how to overcome these barriers to encourage more inclusive learning and work environments in digital technologies. Following on from this, we worked with stakeholders to develop an action plan.

An early outcome of our work is the launch by SDS of a Neurodiversity Skills Fund to support training and address skills gaps, with a focus on cyber security, and is developing an autism-specific toolkit for digital employers.

For more information on this, our wider work around equalities and our work on digital technology please contact Pamela Reid on 0845 120 6244 or