The assistive technology company, Scanning Pens, has spent the last 17 years working to refine their
products. Recognition of the company’s diligence was earned when they won at the Bett Awards
2019 and 2020 and the Queens Awards for Enterprise 2021. The portable, pen scanners use text-to-
speech technology that read back printed text in a clear voice aloud or via headphones. Many use
this support to aid their independent reading and develop their literacy skills. Their products have
helped hundreds of thousands of users worldwide improve their confidence in reading while
remaining a great alternative to a human reader. Their range of products remove the reading
barriers to support independent literacy skills in education.