We have an extensive range of assistive learning technology, each packed with features catering to specific literary and educational needs.
Maximising Productivity in the Workplace
A report from the University of Edinburgh estimates around 1 in 7 people (15% of the UK population) are neurodiverse, which includes a range of reading/learning challenges, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For employees in the workplace, reading is a vital ability in helping maximise productivity.
Whether English is your second language, or you struggle to read, being in a workplace environment presents you with text daily in the form of:
This can prove to be challenging, so it’s important you get the best level of support to ensure you can work alongside your colleagues comfortably.
Employer’s Workplace Support
In today’s modern workplace, employers make sure their company is a cornerstone of inclusivity, going to great lengths to help their employees in the neurodiverse community feel included amongst their peers.
We at Scanning Pens provide the essential tools to help remove stigma surrounding learning and reading challenges, giving workers a chance to improve productivity and confidence.
The Government has developed a new Online Tool for employers called ‘Support with employee health and disability’ which is currently available in a test version. It is easy to use, gives clear information and signposts additional resources. Find out how to support your employees.
This is the story of 26-year-old Safan, firefighter for the West Midlands Fire Service at Highgate Community Fire Station in Birmingham, UK. Since his diagnosis of dyslexia, he discovered our ReaderPen Secure™ which gave him the confidence to succeed at work.
Data Protection and Reading Support
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced into EU law in 2018, providing new rules on how private sector businesses collect and process personal data. For neurodiverse workers handling sensitive data, using devices with integrated storage isn’t allowed, which is why we created the ReaderPen Secure™.
By removing integrated storage functions seen in other assistive reading tools, the ReaderPen Secure™ is able to support GDPR compliance, giving workers the ability to comfortably and confidently read notes, booklets and other materials in a workplace environment.
It's packed with a wealth of functions, including:
Having neurodiverse differences can impact many aspects of a person’s daily life, not just in the educational environment. It can also result in either the inability to find work or lack of progression in the role they already have.
These Individuals can experience extra challenges in the workplace, including working memory and reduced cognitive processing speed. This presents many obstacles and therefore, creates inequalities.
Government Funded Support
Access to Work is government funded support available to individuals with a range of physical and mental difficulties, such as dyslexia. The aim of this scheme is to ensure people receive sufficient resources, so they are able to gain or stay in employment.
What Does The Access To Work Scheme Provide?
If a person is eligible, following a successful application, they will receive an access to work grant, which provides the funds to pay for a range of helpful resources, such as our specialist assistive reading technology.
What We Can Do For Neurodiversity in the Workplace
We believe it’s important reasonable adjustments are made in the workplace and employers strive to make changes to support their employees. By creating a more inclusive working environment, the stigma surrounding neurodiversity can be removed.
Here at Scanning Pens, we want to help level the playing field by providing cost-effective assistive technology solutions.
Our technology supports a whole host of businesses in a range of sectors, helping workers perform their duties independently and confidently, all while increasing productivity.
Get In Touch
If you wish to know more about our technology and how we can help implement it into the workplace, then please do get in touch with our commercial team, who will provide you with their valuable expertise.