The ExamReader highly commended in the Digital Devices category at the Bett 2019 Awards

The ExamReader was recently highly commended in the Digital Devices category at the Bett 2019 Awards after over three years of being on the market. The pen has been continuously optimised and updated and this accolade is just a confirmation of Scanning Pens’ hard work.  

The Bett awards, produced in association with Besa, are considered the leading global education technology awards. Having UK Education Minister Damian Hinds attend the ceremony reinforces the respect this accolade has.

The ExamReader is a user-friendly scanner that reads printed text aloud. It’s the perfect replacement for a human reader, helping build the confidence and independence of any student. Scanning Pens are working hard to break down the barriers in exams and around dyslexia and other reading difficulties so that students are able to reach their full potential.

At a recent conference Jack Churchill, the CEO & Co-founder of Scanning Pens, highlighted the importance of dyslexia assessments and exam accommodations to show the depth of each students’ knowledge.

He said “The point of exams is to ensure students are test on their knowledge of a given subject, not their ability to read. Assistive Technology like the ReaderPen and ExamReader can enable students to read exam questions themselves which develops independent and confident people fit for work”

Throughout 2019 Scanning Pens will continue to push against the barriers people face in their exams, with huge changes coming to the ExamReader soon.


BETT Special Educational Needs Award 2019 Finalist

For the second year running, Scanning Pens has been nominated for the Special Educational Needs Bett award. On the 23rd of January 2019, we will be attending the awards ceremony in London as finalists for multiple different awards.


The popular C-Pen Reader was released just under two years ago and has proved to be incredibly popular around the globe. Its ability to read aloud words and lines of text unlocks a world of potential in the educational system for struggling readers and learners of English as an additional language.


Our focus on independent learning and improving the way of working in the class room has allowed the ReaderPen to become a much requested and respected global assistive technology. The ReaderPen’s regular innovations and updates have made sure we are able to see what our customers need to improve their reading experience. This portable discreet device has empowered students with a freshly positive attitude to their work, allowing teachers to focus on the class as a whole.


Throughout 2018 we gathered feedback from all over the globe talking about the huge boost in confidence, independence, and a feeling of inclusion students now have when studying in the classroom. Moving forward into 2019 we plan to concentrate further on breaking down the barriers and stigmas around assistive technology in the classroom.