a student sitting at the desk with ExamReader pen in the right hand and headphones with other students in the background
23 Jul 2019

2019 summer update – ExamReader

Summer 2019 and we have a major update for ExamReader!


In our ever-ongoing quest to promote reading confidence, independence and literacy as well as usability we have some great news to share.


More languages

To enable and assist even more people to read on their own we have added several new languages and accents and now support people with reading difficulties reading British, American, Scottish, Irish, Indian and Australian English, Spanish and Latin American Spanish, the Scandinavian languages Swedish (our native tongue), Danish and Norwegian as well as Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese.


New features

Aside from that, we have improved usability. To make it easier to customize the pen a setup guide walking you through the most important settings is shown the first time the product is powered up. The guide can also be run manually – see SettingsRun wizard. In Text Reader mode it’s made easier to clear the screen from text and start over with a blank screen. It is also possible to disable the automatic reading of each scanned line, allowing the user to scan and listen to larger paragraphs more conveniently. With Pause/Resume it is possible to halt the speech whenever there is a need to take a breath and digest the information. This feature also makes it possible to stop, scroll back, and re-listen to a specific part of the text that is especially important or complicated.


All in all this does not only help with reading, but also literacy. And better understanding makes learning easier.


Since earlier versions, but it’s worth mentioning again, there is a Talking menu, enabling menu navigation even for e.g. visually impaired users.


Contact us

Do not hesitate to contact us or our exclusive distributor Scanning Pens if you represent people with special needs related to the languages we support, and are interested in knowing more about products and best practice.


Visit our Download page and check if your ExamReader is upgradeable.