Here at Scanning Pens, our award-winning portable text-to-speech technology supports neurodiverse learners to read confidently and study independently.
Essential tools for assessors
As an assessor, we want to give you all the equipment needed to work alongside students and help them with any obstacles they face. Our essential C-Pen assessors tool kit offers the perfect solution for paper-based literature, all with a special 50% assessor discount
DSA assessor training
We provide full training to all assessors on our range of smart pens, specific to their needs, so they get the most out of the pen. They’ll have access to webinars hosted by our expert team, which provide everything you need to know about the pens, keeping you up to date with the latest features.
Our goal is to ensure all needs assessors are fully trained on how to use our range of pens and have all the tools necessary to nurture learners on their journey.
You will also have access to free webinars, where you will get the latest information about all the goings on in the world of smart pens and who they support.
We also hold training webinars, with the goal of ensuring all assessors are fully trained and up to date with their knowledge of the pens for efficient use in assessments.
Here is what assessors and students are saying about Scanning Pens, and how our smart pens have helped them.
A big thank you for developing this technology, my university experience would have been a lot different without the use of the scanning pen and the extra equipment supplied by the DSA. This revolutionised my world as well as my work, allowing me to scan information straight from the pen to my computer. It would also read things back to me, which helped with memory retention.
Karen - University Student
Scanning Pens training has enabled better independence for our individuals with significant SEND.
Knebworth Primary School
We were very satisfied with the topic relevance, materials provided, overall content and the support provided by the facilitator/trainer.
Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is government funded support which covers study-related costs due to an individual with mental health issues, long-term illness, or other ailments. This can be on its own or in addition to any student finance you get.
Once your eligibility for DSA is confirmed, Student Finance England may ask you to contact an assessment centre to work out what help you need. This is known as a needs assessment. Do not book this until Student Finance England asks you to. The assessment is paid for through any DSA entitlement you may have. After the assessment, you’ll get a report listing equipment and other support you can get for your course.
Check eligibility for a demonstration pen and assessor pack
If you’re interested in having a demonstrator pen as part of your assessor pack, then click below to find out your eligibility. A special assessors pack is also available, filled with guides and goodies to showcase in your assessment centre.
Well what I journey I have had, during school I was really left to my own devices, such as day dreaming, doodling
I was 36 at the time so going back to college was quiet daunting It was until I had my own child, who had a diagnosis of dyslexia, that I decided to give me self a shake and show just not me but the world that I can do things, I can achieve ,so off I went to the local college where I proceeded to get some help which I had to fight for , the help I received was, a scribe and proof reader , which sort of helped.
It wasn’t until I was at university did I truly go help through the DSA , which involve a diagnostic process , which allowed me to receive equipment from a laptop , dragon speaker and the most valued piece of equipment of all was the scanning pen
This revolutionized my world as well as my work, allowing me to scan bit of information straight from the pen to my computer, pictures , graphs and everything in between , it would also read things back to me , which helped with memory retention , as some of you might know that working memory is a bit blip for dyslexics as well as reading allowed as what we see and say are two different things.
Whoever the scanning pen helped a lot with this , so a big thank you for developing this technology , my university experience would have been a lot different without the use of the scanning pen and the extra equipment supplied by the DSA