If you are required to complete a presentation online and feel that you need support in doing so as a direct result of your disability, please contact your Disability Officer to discuss possible reasonable adjustments.
You may also find it useful to refer to resources provided by the Learning Development Service.
More often students are being asked to deliver material for assessment in various formats, including presentations. Please consider the format of the presentation and who will be watching. Is it assessed, what are the guidelines and how can I use my strengths to complete the assessment?
During asynchronous presentations, a presentation file is completed/recorded and viewed later by the audience. The advantage of asynchronous presentations is that they allow everyone to access the presentation without a time constraint. A side benefit is that, because presenters may attempt a recording as many times as they want, students with a fear of speaking in public may find this presentation style easier. However, one key disadvantage is that questions regarding the presentation cannot be discussed during the presentation itself and must instead be addressed by email, discussion forum posts, and so on.
Synchronous presentations occur when the presenter and audience interact in real-time. In a synchronous presentation, students, teachers, and presenters can talk and see each other. This approach a beneficial method because it offers students the opportunity to ask questions and receive an immediate response. Thus, it is as close to an in-person presentation as possible. [Reference: Purdue University]
Students who have been awarded DSA may have access to Presentpal, Mindview or Sonocent software all of which can help with the preparation and delivery of presentations.