Scanning Pens named Exporter of the Year - Education Matters Magazine

Scanning Pens named Exporter of the Year

Designed to help students with reading difficulties read independently and become more engaged in the classroom, Scanning Pens has been named 2019 Exporter of the Year at the prestigious Bett Awards in London.

The assistive technology company’s ExamReader pen was also highly commended in the Digital Devices category, just missing out on securing the award.

“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,” said CEO and co-founder of Scanning Pens, Jack Churchill.

“The pens have been a game changer for schools and students as it is now the preferred solution for supporting struggling readers to 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, is a leading global education technology awards. This year’s ceremony was attended by UK Education Minister Damian Hinds.

Following the Scanning Pens’ latest accolade, the business said it hoped to further break down barriers around reading difficulties and enable people to reach their potential by accessing the printed word.