Ayoa for DSA

Modern Planning, Task Management & Collaboration

Ayoa delivers an inclusive, all-in-one solution for your students, facilitating assignment planning, task management, and collaborative engagement with peers and supporters.

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Supporting individual student needs

Short term memory

Short term memory

Idea bank reduces cognitive overload by allowing students to get ideas down quickly without having to decide where to add them to their mind map



Visual task management with user-defined categories reduces overwhelm and allows students to plan their academic work with help from a supporter

Social interaction

Social interaction

Ayoa promotes group work collaboration by providing a free version to all students, allowing project collaboration all within the Ayoa app

Maintaining focus

Maintaining focus

Ayoa’s intuitive toolbars and Auto Focus tool hide unnecessary buttons and information, allowing students to focus their attention



Resources & Training

Two page brochure

DSA information sheet

Download for detailed information on Ayoa’s support for DSA students.

Features list

Features list

Download our features list to easily see what Ayoa DSA has to offer.

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One of my favourite features is the idea bank, as very often students will advise they have ideas but don’t know where they fit in their plan – so they can store them all in the idea bank until they find the most relevant section to link them to. I have also found students respond well to the task boards, as it enables them to keep track of projects, deadlines and their progress on each – particularly useful for those completing dissertations or thesis.

Flora, Access for Students



User Interface

User Interface

A clean and intuitive interface motivates students by eliminating cluttered menus, making tool discovery effortless and encouraging software usage.

Task Management

Task Management

Allows students to manage their academic tasks within user-defined categories, reducing anxiety and overwhelm.



Allows creative note-taking with the ability to add text, sticky notes, images and attachments or start with one of the proven templates.



Allows users to set default font type, size and background colours, ensuring their work is accessible from the start.

Idea Bank

Idea Bank

Allows students to keep track of their ideas an add them to their mind map at a later point, so that they are not forgotten.

Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps

Allows students to access and add to their work anywhere, any time with iOS and Android apps included for mobile an tablet.

AI Support

AI Support

Ayoa DSA includes neuro-settings that support neurodiverse learning and suggest ideas to help avoid blank page syndrome.



Allows students to collaborate on planning, task lists and whiteboards and chat with group members and supporters, all within the software.



Frequently Asked Questions about DSA

To give you more information about the DSA, whether you are a needs assessor or student, you will find answers to specific questions here:

DSA stands for Disabled Students Allowance and is a term used in the UK in higher education institutions.

The DSA (Disabled Students Allowance) is a grant that’s available to students that have a disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty or neurological difference (such as dyslexia or autism). It covers specialist equipment and software that can aid learning (such as Ayoa), as well as non-medical helpers and additional travel requirements.

The DSA is something that doesn’t need to be repaid, and it can be claimed on top of regular student finance. The amount somebody is entitled to will depend on their individual needs, not their household income. Please see the official GOV.UK website for more information, including how to apply for DSA.

If you live in the UK and have a disability or health condition that affects your ability to study, you are eligible for the DSA. This could be a physical disability, a sensory disability, a long-term health condition, or a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) such as ADHD or dyspraxia.

Once your eligibility for the DSA has been confirmed by Student Finance England or Student Finance Wales, you will need to get in touch with an assessment centre to determine what help you need. At this stage, you can express your interest in using Ayoa to aid in your learning, and find out how you can access it or upgrade your free account to use its full features through your DSA.

Find your nearest assessment centre in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland by clicking here.

Ayoa is a versatile piece of assistive technology, meaning that it can help a range of neurodivergent learners, studying various degrees and courses. The best way to discover how Ayoa can help your students is to book in for a one-to-one Ayoa Assistive Software Training session.

Ayoa also creates YouTube videos on its features, justification sheets which can be downloaded, and has a whole page dedicated to supporting needs assessors which can be accessed by clicking here.


Templates for students

Give your students the head start they need with their time at university with Ayoa’s templates:


Further reading

If you’d like to learn more about how Ayoa as an app and as a company is helping neurodivergent students, check out our recommended reading below:



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Ayoa is a DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) approved supplier for Student Finance England.

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DSA Assessor License Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: November 1, 2023

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern the use of Ayoa Ultimate licenses provided by OpenGenius Ltd (“OpenGenius”) to DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowances) assessors, including disability advisors, assistive technology trainers, and study skills tutors (“Needs Assessors” or “you”) for the purpose of demonstrating, training, and supporting DSA students. By applying for and using the Ayoa Ultimate license, you agree to abide by these Terms. Please read these Terms carefully.

Eligibility and Application:

1.1. You must be an active DSA Needs Assessor, including disability advisors, assistive technology trainers, or study skills tutors, to apply for and use the Ayoa Ultimate license.

1.2. OpenGenius reserves the right to request proof of your employment as an active DSA Needs Assessor at any time.

Training and Certification:

2.1. As a Needs Assessor, you must attend the training provided by OpenGenius to receive a certificate and the Ayoa Ultimate license.

2.2. The certificate and license are granted solely for the purpose of demonstrating, training, and supporting DSA students.

Usage Restrictions:

3.1. The Ayoa Ultimate license provided to you may only be used for the purpose outlined in these Terms.

3.2. You are prohibited from reselling, loaning, or transferring the license to any other individual or organization.

Access Termination:

4.1. OpenGenius reserves the right to withdraw access to the Ayoa Ultimate license at any time if we find that the license is being used for purposes other than demonstrating, training, or supporting DSA students.

4.2. Access may also be terminated if you are no longer an active DSA Needs Assessor, including disability advisors, assistive technology trainers, or study skills tutors.

Full Terms and Conditions:

5.1. In addition to these specific Terms, your use of the Ayoa Ultimate license is subject to OpenGenius’s full terms and conditions available at Ayoa Terms & Conditions.

No Claim of Employment:

6.1. As a DSA Needs Assessor, including disability advisors, assistive technology trainers, or study skills tutors, you are not employed as an OpenGenius trainer. You are provided with the Ayoa Ultimate license solely for the purposes outlined in these Terms.

Changes to Terms:

7.1. OpenGenius reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time. Any changes will be effective upon posting the revised Terms on the OpenGenius website. It is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically.

Contact Information:

8.1. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms, please contact OpenGenius at neuro@ayoa.com.

By applying for and using the Ayoa Ultimate license, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms and OpenGenius’s full terms and conditions.

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