C-Pen ExamReader

The C-Pen ExamReader allows students who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia to independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions – pending NZQA approval.



Enable Independent Reading

Enable students to become independent readers with the help of ExamReader.

The ExamReader has been approved by The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) in the United Kingdom for use in exams. This means students who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions.  No special access arrangements are required.

In New Zealand, approval for use of the C-Pen ExamReader has not been given by NZQA.

What is ExamReader?

ExamReader is a convenient portable off-line assistive text reader for printed text. Scan text with this state-of-the-art device and have text read out to you aloud in real time. Everything, including the natural speaking voices, is embedded in this off-line device and there is no need for computer or internet connections. ExamReader is specifically designed for use in tests and exams when a student requires reading assistance. No unauthorised material or content can be loaded onto ExamReader and it can *only* be used to support text reading.

The C-Pen ExamReader pen scanner is a major technological breakthrough for anyone wanting to read exam questions. The C-Pen ExamReader is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with a human-like digital voice.

As well as promoting independent reading this pen is:

  • Ideal for hearing words & lines of text read aloud
  • Great for students with dyslexia, reading difficulties and English as a second language
  • Designed to allow students to be with their peers in the main exam hall
  • Support use with headphones plugged into the pens
  • Available in a class set of ten pens


Text to speech

Use C-Pen ExamReader to read printed text for you! C-Pen ExamReader features a high quality naturally speaking British English voice.


C-Pen ExamReader uses a standard micro USB connector for charging, and a standard 3.5 mm connector for your favourite headphones


The C-Pen ExamReader is small, portable, and light making it easy to carry with you anywhere you like to read.

Technical Specification

  • Screen: OLED 256 x 64
  • CPU: 600MHz
  • Memory: 8GB incl. user space equivalent to more than 250,000 A4 pages of text OR more than 18 hour voice memos
  • USB: USB 2.0 High speed / Micro USB
  • Earphone: 3.5mm
  • Battery: 600mAh
  • Scan Font Size Range: 6.5 – 22 pt
  • Menu Languages: English, French, Spanish
  • Size Dimensions: 135 x 33 x 19 mm
  • Weight: 50g
  • Certifications CE RoHS FCC



ExamReader Guide

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C-Pen Support

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White, Orange

Connection Type

3.5mm (Audio), Micro-USB




135 x 33 x 19 mm

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