The Assistive Technology company Scanning Pens is off to flying start in 2019 after a nail-biting evening at last night’s prestigious Bett awards in London. We’re thrilled to announce that after a decade and a half’s work in the education sector, Scanning Pens have won the coveted Bett 2019 Exporter of the Year Award. The ExamReader pen was also highly commended in the Digital Devices category, just falling shy of taking home the award.
Jack Churchill, CEO & Co-founder commented “We couldn’t think of a better validation of the progress we as a team have made over the years and are grateful to the industry for this recognition. A portion of our success can be attributed to a positive change in attitude towards supporting hidden disabilities such as dyslexia and the arrival of ground-breaking technology. The pens have been a game changer for schools and students as it is now the preferred solution for supporting struggling readers access exam questions in the exam hall, negating the need for human readers. This makes sense both financially for schools but also sets the students up to be independent and workplace ready.”
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.
Throughout 2019 we hope to further break down barriers around reading difficulties and enable people to reach their potential by accessing the printed word.