The assistive technology company Scanning Pens has spent the last 15 years working to refine their products. Recognition of the company’s diligence was recently earned when the ExamReader, one of the products helping thousands of students, was highly commended in the Digital Devices Category of the coveted Bett Awards 2019. The scanners use text-to-speech technology that reads back in a clear voice that students can us to improve their comprehension when reading.
Following the successful introduction of the reformed RACE scheme in 2017, the structure of the scheme for 2018 was largely unchanged. Further enhancements to the scheme in 2018 were the provision of access to an exam reading pen and digital coursework booklets. The SEC continues to explore the broader use of assistive technology as well as being open to considering applications to use alternative types of assistive technology. The structure of the 2019 scheme remains unchanged.
The ReaderPen comes with further features compared to the ExamReader, to help improve the classroom experience for students. A study from Bath Spa University found that “72% of participants felt their reading had improved”. With the help of the in-built dictionary and scan-to-file features, as well as the voice recorder, the ReaderPen is the perfect audio support for struggling readers.
Sign up for your 30 day free trial, available to all schools, colleges, and universities, on their website at www.readerpen.com Scanning Pens also provides a variety of tips and support you can access for free and blogs with some great tips that you can find at www.scanningpens.blog