At Ayoa, we are passionate about neurodiversity. We want to ensure that neurodivergent individuals don’t feel forgotten and that everyone can use our collaborative whiteboard software to be more creative and productive – and ultimately, achieve more. In fact, Ayoa is an assistive piece of software that has been approved by the DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance) for Student Finance England.
As part of our mission to help neurodivergent students get the most out of their learning, Ayoa is hosting a FREE virtual CPD Day on Wednesday, 10th February from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT). We will be joined by other assistive technology providers, as well as a host of neurodiversity experts and neurodivergent individuals, who will share their insights and give needs assessors and disability advisers practical advice on how they can best support neurodivergent students throughout 2021.
We’re excited to announce that this virtual event will be opened by Ayoa’s CEO, Chris Griffiths, and Nick Posford, the CEO of the British Dyslexia Association! Find out more about them below:
Chris Griffiths is a best-selling author, creativity expert and the CEO of Ayoa. Having founded his first company at the age of 26, he has since gained over 28 years’ experience in setting up and leading successful businesses that have ranked in the ‘Deloitte European Fast 50′ and ‘The Sunday Times Fast-track 100′.
Chris is passionate about mind mapping (an effective creative thinking and organizational tool for those with neurological differences) and embracing innovation. With neurodivergent people often being creative and effective problem solvers, Chris believes that neurodiversity is something that should be actively celebrated – especially when it comes to creative thinking and entrepreneurship.
Ayoa is an all-in-one digital whiteboard that was the popular mind mapping software, iMindMap. Combining online whiteboards with mind mapping, task management and team collaboration features, this assistive software gives you all the tools you need to brainstorm ideas and manage your work effectively – both alone and with a team. Due to its highly visual interface and range of neurologically inclusive features, Ayoa is perfect for those who struggle with processing information – such as those with dyslexia.
Nick Posford is the CEO of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) and is leading the charity’s strategy to ensure that neurodiversity is actively supported and encouraged – and that no one is left behind. He is very passionate about changing perceptions of dyslexia and wants to ensure that the benefits of thinking differently are recognized and valued not just across education, but our wider society too.
Nick has two decades’ experience of working across the voluntary, public and private sectors and was previously the CEO of CICRA, a charity for children with inflammatory bowel disease. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and was previously a trustee of Citizens Advice.
Originally founded in 1972, The British Dyslexia Association is the national charity for everyone with dyslexia and dyscalculia. Their mission is to enable dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential by influencing the government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia-friendly society. They also aim to provide impartial and objective advice and support to dyslexic individuals and promote more research being done into this neurological condition.
Don’t worry – there’s still time to book your place on our FREE virtual CPD Day! Alongside Chris and Nick, you will be joined by a number of exciting guests such as assistive tech providers, TalkType and Caption.Ed, Learning Labs, comedian Rosie Jones, author Sam Marsden, plus many more speakers.
We hope you can join us between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM (GMT) on Wednesday, 10th February. Click here to register for the event – but hurry, spaces are filling up fast!
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