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Scanning Pens


Scan Listen Understand

Product Type
Exam Boards

The C-Pen ExamReader pen scanner is a major technological breakthrough for anyone wanting to read English, Spanish, French, German or Italian exam questions. The C-Pen ExamReader is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with a human-like digital voice.

The ExamReader has been approved by The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)* and Cambridge Assessment International Education for use in exams. This means students who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions. No special access arrangements are required.

The pen is half the size of other portable pen scanners on the market and at 50g, is half the weight.

As well as reinforcing independent reading and building confidence of the user, this pen is:

-Ideal for hearing words & lines of text read aloud

-Great for students with dyslexia, reading difficulties and english as a second language

-Designed to allow students to be with their peers in the main exam hall with headphones plugged into their pens

-Available in a class set of ten pens

£200 one-off cost

A set of tens pens is available at £1900 with a protective case included.

Trial Options
1 month

The ExamReader is available for a free 30 day trial using multiple pens at once for schools and colleges. This trial can be requested at Lended

Students at Madeley Academy discover the instant benefits of the scanning pens

Case Study

Digital scanning pens are accepted by exam boards as a requirement for some students. Headteacher Jonathan Boyle looks at the Exam Reader

Scanning Pens – Exam reader

Lisa Miller, Milton Mount Primary School – Posted

Scanning pens has engaged our pupils by giving them the opportunity to read independently. It has increased their confidence, willingness to learn and develop a love of reading. The simplicity of the pen makes it a worthwhile tool to have in any school.

Impact 4


Likelihood to purchase 5


Support 5


Usability 5


Setup / implementation 4


Value for money 4


Wonderful product

James Hudson, Temple Moor High School Science College – Posted

We purchased this two months ago and are really impressed with it. Much more useful that computer based e-readers, and our students have taken to it really well. Others, who also shunned e-readers as they were embarrassed have also begun to use these as they are so small and discrete.

Impact 4


Likelihood to purchase 5


Support 4


Usability 5


Setup / implementation 5


Value for money 4


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