The C-Pen Exam Reader pen scanner is a major technological breakthrough for anyone wanting to read English, Spanish, French, Italian and German exam questions. The C-Pen Exam Reader is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text aloud with an English, Spanish, French, Italian and German human-like digital voice.

The Exam Reader has been approved by The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)* for use in exams. For information on exam boards that allow the use of this device in exams, see  

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 required.

The pen is half the size of other portable pen scanners on the market and at 50g is half the weight. 

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 with headphones plugged into their pens
  • available in a class set of ten pens


Text to speech
Use C-Pen Exam Reader to read printed text for you! C-Pen Exam Reader features a high quality naturally speaking British English, American English, Spanish, French, Italian and German voice. 

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

The C-Pen Exam Reader is small, portable, and lightweight making it easy to carry with you anywhere you like to read. 
*JCQ Statement:

“The arrangement ‘Read Aloud’ would also include the use of an examination reading pen.
A permitted examination reading pen will not have an in-built dictionary or thesaurus, or a data storage facility.
An approved application for a computer reader would also allow the use of an examination reading pen.”

C-Pen Exam Reader Specifications:

  • Screen   OLED 256*64
  • CPU   600MHz
  • USB Micro USB
  • Earphone   3.5mm
  • Battery    1,200mAh
  • Scan Font Size Range 6.5 - 22 pt
  • Menu Languages English, Spanish, French, Italian and German
  • Certifications CE RoHS FCC
  • Size Dimensions: 135*33*19mm / 5.3*1.3*0.7 inches Weight: 50g / 1.7oz

Package Contents:

  • Exam Reader
  • Carry Case
  • USB Cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • Headphones


Products are warranted against defects for 1 year from date of purchase.


Free support is available.


We offer schools a free 30 day trial, please complete this form.

Cost Savings:

Please click here to see how much your school could be saving if it switches from using human readers to using C-Pen Exam Readers instead.

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C-Pen Exam Reader

  • Product Code: C-Pen Exam Reader
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $395.50

  • Ex Tax: $350.00

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