GIF: Controlling powerpoint presentations with the Present Pal app

New features added to Present Pal

Three brand new features have been added to Present Pal to further help students with their presentation anxiety and remove the stigma around disabilities and presentations. Powerpoint Add-inControl your presentation via the Present Pal app by simply installing the Present Pal add-in on PowerPoint (via the Microsoft PowerPoint Add-ins store). Read more…

What’s your type?

If you struggling to take in information when reading, find that you frequently lose your place or inadvertently reread lines, it’s worth taking a few minutes to evaluate the formatting of the material you are reading. With a few simple tweaks to change how the text looks, you may find Read more…

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Yes you scan

During their needs assessment, students struggling with reading speed or comprehension will have a chance to see the possible benefits of using text-to-speech software, such as ClaroRead, to support their reading difficulties. This can work well (check out this meta-analysis for the evidence), removing the need to decode text and Read more…

Letters

Smash your spelling

Do you struggle with spelling? Do you think of the perfect word to express what you are trying to write about, but then think there’s no way you’ll be able to spell it correctly and so choose something less suphistacated sofistacated sophastikated good? Students eligible for the Disabled Students Allowances Read more…

Hit the highlights

Texthelp Read&Write is a popular literacy program available to students eligible for the Disabled Students Allowances, providing a range of features to support reading and writing difficulties. One feature that students really like is the highlighting option. This allows for key points in a text to be highlighted and then Read more…

Google’s Voice Access app

The Voice Access app for Android lets you control your device with spoken commands, meaning that you can use your voice to open apps, navigate, and edit text. This may be helpful for people who have difficulty using a touchscreen due to reduced mobility, temporary injury, or other reasons. For more Read more…

Free study apps

The University of Leeds has compiled a great resource listing a bunch of  free to use software, apps and online tools that can help students with their academic skills; such as time management, organisation and note taking. See the full list at FREE TO USE SOFTWARE, APPS AND ONLINE TOOLS FOR Read more…