C-Pen ReaderPen

About the C-Pen ReaderPen

The C-Pen ReaderPen is a portable, text-to-speech scanning aid that helps readers build fluency, improve literacy, and read independently.

The ReaderPen is designed to assist people with a learning disability such as dyslexia, people with low vision, and language learners.

Key features of the ReaderPen include:

  • Recognizes English, French, and Spanish
  • Reads out loud in a human-like speaking voice
  • Looks up and reads out definitions of words
  • Stores scanned text and records voice memos up to 3GB
  • Can use built-in speakers or headphones for private listening
  • Everything is built-in and there is no need or requirement for internet connection.

Place a hold on the C-Pen using the catalogue.

C-Pen FAQs

  • Before diving into your ReaderPen experience, consider using the Run Wizard feature (Menu > Settings) to tailor the settings to your individual preferences. The Run Wizard guides you through a series of questions to select the optimal settings for your needs, including language, voice, reading speed, and more.

    By taking advantage of this feature, you can enhance your reading experience and ensure that the ReaderPen is perfectly suited to your unique requirements. Simply follow the prompts provided by the Run Wizard upon initial setup, and enjoy a customized reading experience tailored just for you.

  • Yes! The C-Pen Reader 2 can scan and read printed text from books, newspapers, magazines, and more.

  • ReaderPens can be requested from our online catalogue and sent to your library branch of choice for pickup (no Library Express Depots, however). The C-Pen has a borrowing period of 21 days. They can be returned to any branch during open hours only.

    Click here to access our catalogue.

  • You will need an SDG Library card in good standing to borrow. Click here to learn how to get a library card.

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