Scanning Pens - ExamReader

A project by: Rocket Fund

pledged of £2,300 target
This project will only receive pledges if at least £258 is pledged by Tue 31 Dec 2019
A text-to-speech scanner supporting reading independence and improving attainment.


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About us

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Where is your school based? Tell us a bit about you & your students.

What do we want?

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The ExamReader is a text-to-speech scanner supporting reading independence and improving attainment. 

Who is this for?

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The ExamReader is suitable for students from all Key Stages, from KS1 all the way to KS5.

Why do we want it?

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The Exam Reader is a great alternative to a human reader, the ExamReader provides students a strategy to develop their independent reading skills while building their confidence by reading scanned text aloud. The pen allows students to reach their potential in exams by levelling the playing field. For JCQ and Cambridge Assessment exams, there are no access arrangements required. Increased attainment, developing vocabulary, and improved literacy are just a few of the many benefits that come with using the ExamReader. 

The scanner is lightweight and portable with up to 8 hours of use battery life when fully charged. Charging takes up to 2 hours. Purchase includes headphones that can be plugged into the minijack for users to listen to the scanned text discreetly. 

The ExamReader also comes with the ability to read multiple other languages such as: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, and Swedish

Students will find a reduction to their exam anxiety and a boost to their confidence that comes with the opportunity to read independently. Most of our users have found that they have an increase in attainment in their exams, sometimes improving multiple grades. These ExamReaders can also be used outside of an exam setting to support students in the classroom environment. 

Schools can save thousands a term with the ExamReader and free up the time of teachers that can be used supporting other students. 


[Teacher to complete. Please make sure to confirm the price with Scanning Pens before submitting your crowdfunding project. You can contact the supplier here:]

10 pack of ExamReader's (including earbuds) @ £1900

Sub Total = £2,300 (Inc. VAT* & delivery)

+3% payment processing fees (charged by the payment provider)

Grand Total = £2,369

*You may be able to reclaim VAT on your purchases, but remember to include it here so you can cover the full cost when purchasing your items.


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Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833