WizcomTech Launches JCQ Approved New Pen for UK Market – EXAM-PEN
The ExamPen has been approved by The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) for use in exams. This means students who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions comfortably.
"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."
WizcomTech believes that students get certain benefits like: the ExamPen can be housed in the main exam hall as they are not disturbing other students; and also there is no need to book human readers to assist students, the ExamPen is ready to go as soon as the exam starts! As the ExamPen is small, it is easy to store in a secure place and transport between exam halls. Also, WizcomTech manufactured ExamPen is bright orange in colour and clearly states "ExamPen" on the screen making it obvious to invigilators that this is an approved device. The ability to read independently gives the student a sense of confidence.
WizcomTech Ltd. is a pioneer and world leader in personal, portable, scanning dictionaries, reading Pens and scanning Pens. Our pocket-size, user-friendly Quicktionary® Pens enable students and people working in multilingual environments to translate and define printed material without disrupting their reading process. Our ReadingPen® products serve as assistive reading devices for people with reading difficulties such as dyslexia and our InfoScanTM Pens are an effective productivity tool for business people and students, allowing them to scan printed text and transfer it to a PC or handheld device either immediately or at a later time. Our innovative technology can be found in our own products, as well as in a variety of applications offered by our partners.