In order to maximise productivity in the workplace, today’s employers are going to great lengths to support their employees to work as effectively as possible. With 1 in 10 people having dyslexia, international employees faced with words that are not in their first language & sometimes people with low literacy levels, it is of no surprise that there are many adults in jobs who struggle with reading. According to the US Dept for Education 32 million adults cannot read. Reading is an important part of most jobs, text is constantly presented in the form of emails, websites, printed letters, documents, health & safety materials, contracts – the list goes on. As well as working as effectively as possible, often there is the important issue of employee and customer safety. For example if someone who works in a café struggles with reading they may not be able to read instructions on storing or heating different food products or working machinery.
The conversion of text to speech(TTS) is a recognised solution that enables someone to access printed materials. Scanning Pens is well placed to support the reading of printed text by adults in many environments including the workplace, library, prison or whilst on the move. The C-Pen Exam Reader 2™ pen is a portable digital pen that scans in multiple languages and instantly gives audio speech to the user either by the built in speaker or with headphones (included). The pen provides inclusivity in the workplace by being discreet and giving access to printed text anywhere, anytime. It removes the reliance on somebody having to request for assistance from another employee. It is also data/GDPR compliant as it has no storage function. Data protection is very important to organisations, and for businesses this is often a legal compliance issue.
As well as the data protected ExamReader 2 Pen, Scanning Pens offer a range of technology that is great for data entry either via Bluetooth, USB or with onboard storage. Devices like the ReaderPen are totally portable and include features like dictionary, data & voice storage as well as text to speech.