With the next academic session looming, young entrepreneur Chris Hughes is launching an App to increase support for students with learning differences in higher education.
With thousands of prospective students preparing to begin their higher education journey. Universities are busy promoting their exciting events and societies, but perhaps what they are less vocal about is the potentially distressing reality that students will soon have to stand up and present to a room full of their peers and deliver a presentation.
Research has found that graded presentations are a requirement for 93% of students and with a shocking 77% of the general population actively fearing the prospect of public speaking.
Presentations are especially daunting for those with learning differences, and the panic of trying to read scrawled notes made the night before coupled with the anxiety of public speaking is a real phobia for 86% of dyslexic students. Present Pal is a presentation support software that helps presenters to deliver a more confident and prepared presentation. It guides users through their presentation with interactive flashcards on their smartphone/tablet, integrating fully with Microsoft PowerPoint.
Present Pal, which is available on the App Store, Google Play and free for students through the Disabled Students Allowance, was launched on the 6th of September.
You can find more information about Presenter Pal here.