C-PEN Education products are designed with the purpose to promote active independent reading, understanding and learning. Different models have different features, but the common denominator is that they increase access to printed text. And they do so in-context. Whether the need is to listen to text being read out, a word defined or translated, it is all done in the context of your reading. The text is captured directly from the paper and instantly delivered to you according to your needs.
Whether it is dyslexia, visual impairness, aphasia, or anything else, having a reading disability is challenging. Though the world is very digital, not a day goes by without we all face situations where we have to decode text printed on paper. Schools may prep students with digital content, a computer and speech software. Or perhaps a human reader at exams. But it is all special arrangements, and there are still countless situations where you are on your own.
Whether it’s a book, a paper or an exam you get the same as everyone else. No need to wait for a soft copy, a computer and perhaps somewhere else to sit. Same paper, same book, same location! Just a cool pen shaped device at your side, and earphones. Just normal!
Being adult, other situations are challenging. At work nobody reads to you. Or who do you trust to read the letter from the doctor?
Indepence and privacy.
Understanding and learning
If you manage the reading, there are still a lot of words that may need explaining. It may be especially challenging if you have a reading disability, but also if what you are reading is not in your native language. As if being an EAL learner (English as an Additional Language).
With a reading pen containing embedded dictionaries, run the nib over the word and get words’ explainations read out to you.
Filled with Oxford ELT and academic bilingual dictionaries, a pen scanner may also be a valuable resource when studying a second language. Need a word translated? Run the nib over the word, listen to it being pronounced and see the translation.