Sight Concern’s new Advice and Support Officer for Worcester – Teresa Cox visited Sight Village earlier in the Summer and she was very impressed with the new C-Pen Reader from Scanning Pens Limited. Teresa says “It is a great new gadget for those with some useful vision – it will enable clients to be able to read written text on a page or packet, enabling them to be more independent ”
The C-Pen Reader pen scanner is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with an English human-like digital voice. Simply pass the nib across a word and it instantly reads it aloud. It is also a scanner for capturing lines of text and uploading to a PC or Mac, making it ideal to capture essential information.
The pen is half the size of other portable pen scanners on the market and at 50g is half the weight. There is no software required, just connect the pen up to a computer with a USB cable and it appears as an external hard drive. Other features include a built-in voice recorder with playback.