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Looking for assistive software to recommend to your students?

Discover how Ayoa, our all-in-one, inclusive assistive software, helps aid students in their studies.

How does Ayoa help neurodivergent students


Ayoa is an all-in-one tool that helps students manage their studies, from capturing lesson notes and revising for exams to structuring essays and organising their workload.

Ayoa’s visual nature makes it perfect for neurodivergent students to easily capture and convey information. We also offer a number of interchangeable viewing styles for students to choose from, allowing them to work and study in the way that suits them best.

Whiteboards

Students can start from a blank slate, or choose one of our ready-made templates to help them capture their ideas and notes in whiteboards.

Easily break down information

Create a visual mood board for coursework and revision

Visually organise information

Use our intuitive drag and drop functionality

Add images, videos and files for visual stimuli

Mind mapping

A popular visual thinking tool among students, mind mapping in Ayoa combines colours, images and visual-spatial arrangement to help students:

Aid revision and boost memory

Structure essays and homework

Use visuals for recall and association

Add clarity to lesson notes

Show/hide information to reduce distractions

Choose between 3 unique mind map styles to suit their needs

Task management

For students looking to manage their homework and revision plans, Ayoa’s colourful task boards give students a space to organise their work, including:

Visual indicators on tasks, such as urgency and importance tags

Progress percentage bars on tasks

Start and due dates

Checklists and notes

Add cover images for visual recall

Choose between 3 different task board styles

Ayoa also hosts a number of additional features to help students at all stages of their studies, including:

 

Neurodiversity exports - Ayoa

Exporting options, including PDFs, Word documents and images.

Neurodiversity planner - Ayoa

Personal planner with category names taken from the Pictorial Exchange Communication System.

Neurodiversity speed keys - Ayoa

Speed keys for keyboard navigation and control.

Neurodiversity colors - Ayoa

Change the background colours for easy reading.

Neurodiversity collaboration - Ayoa

Collaborate with others using comments, instant messaging & video chat.

Neurodiversity friendly font - Ayoa

Neurodiversity-friendly font, OpenSans, used across the app.

We’re here to help!

Interested in recommending our assistive software to your students?

We’d love to offer you a free bespoke training session to introduce you to Ayoa’s neurodiversity-friendly features and how they can help those with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, autism and other neurological differences – which you can then demonstrate to your students.

By booking, you’ll receive a personalised, one-to-one demo with a member of our team, who can answer any questions you may have. You’ll even get an Ayoa certificate upon completion!


 

Claim your FREE Ayoa Ultimate license

 

As a needs assessor, you can claim a FREE Ayoa Ultimate license. This will give you unlimited access to our range of inclusive and collaborative features.

Perfect for needs assessors, disability advisors, assistive technology trainers or study skills tutors, your free license will allow you to:

Explore our software and learn how to use our range of features, before training others.

Work together with your students when planning their essays, using collaborative mind maps, tasks & more.

Experience Ayoa first-hand so that you can become an expert on how it will support your students.

Use Ayoa with your students remotely, with comments, video chat and instant messaging.


Interested in learning more? Book a bespoke training session with a member of our team to guide you through our software – or simply enquire below to claim your free license!

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Templates for students

Ayoa offers a number of helpful templates for students to use to help them get started. Take a look below:

 
Critical Thinking template - Ayoa
Storyboard template - Ayoa
Revision timetable template - Ayoa
Essay planner template - Ayoa
Goal setting template - Ayoa
I like, I wish, what if template - Ayoa
What's on your radar template - Ayoa

Further reading

If you’d like to learn more about neurodiversity, mind mapping and how Ayoa can help your students, check out our recommended reading below:

 
How can I improve my study skills with mind mapping?
Mind mapping & dyslexia software tool - Ayoa
7 mind mapping uses for students
Dyslexia case study
6 ways to get exam ready with mind mapping
How to structure an essay using Ayoa: A guide for students
Mind maps for pre and post-assessment

Ayoa for dyslexia

Ayoa’s mind mapping features are particularly beneficial for those with dyslexia. To find out more about how Ayoa can support dyslexic thinkers, click the button below.


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Ayoa is DSA approved

Ayoa is a DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) approved supplier for Student Finance England. Find out more about DSA for students, who is eligible for funding, and how to apply.

Ayoa is also assured by the British Dyslexia Association. Being an assured product means that in the opinion of the British Dyslexia Association the product is effective at identifying or supporting dyslexia.

Online or offline*, Ayoa's got you covered

Whether you need to work online or offline, any time and from anywhere, Ayoa offers complete flexibility with a selection of apps available to download for free.

Ayoa Web App

Web App

Launch App
Ayoa Desktop App

Desktop

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Ayoa Mobile Apps

Mobile Devices

iPhone iPad Android

*Ayoa is a cloud-based app - working offline is advised as short term. View our FAQs. Please see our full list of features and their app availability.