Who Can Benefit from Using A Dyslexia Scanner Pen?

2021-05-05 | By Orcam Staff

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Unlock Reading Potential with Dyslexia Pens

Bring a world of instantaneous reading capabilities right to your fingertips with the OrCam Learn, specifically designed to aid individuals with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. This game-changing tool is making strides in challenging the way we see dyslexia and reading comprehension.

Dyslexia Scanner Pen: A Revolutionary Tool for Reading Assistance

When you mention the word "pen," what usually comes to mind is a classic writing instrument. However, there's a whole new world to explore when it comes to pens with a different purpose. Allow us to introduce you to the remarkable "dyslexia pen" or pen scanner—a game-changing tool designed to aid individuals with reading difficulties, specifically those with dyslexia.

Understanding Dyslexia and the Role of a Dyslexia Pen

Dyslexia, a common learning difficulty, poses challenges for individuals in reading at a good pace and comprehending text. People with dyslexia often struggle with spelling, writing, and overall reading comprehension. While teaching approaches and strategies have been developed to help improve reading skills for individuals with dyslexia, there has been a need for innovative solutions that take advantage of modern technology.

Dyslexia Scanning Pens: Shaping the Future of Reading Assistance

Conventionally, dyslexia scanner pens required individuals to drag them across a page line by line, word by word, which proved to be slow and cumbersome. However, with the introduction of OrCam's latest device, the OrCam Learn, the dyslexia scanner pen landscape is being transformed. The OrCam Learn allows for the instantaneous capture of full pages and screens with a simple click of a button. This device opens up a world of possibilities for individuals with dyslexia, empowering them to read newspapers, books, menus, street signs, product labels, and screens effortlessly.

The Versatility of the Pen: Not Just for Students

The benefits of using a dyslexia scanner pen extend beyond the student community. Professionals and individuals seeking to consume large amounts of text can also greatly benefit from this technology. Imagine a traveling executive who experiences motion sickness but needs to review masses of work documents before each meeting. The OrCam Learn comes to the rescue, allowing them to scan any page and have it read back audibly, relieving the strain on their eyes.

Additionally, the OrCam Learn offers the flexibility to increase the playback speed of words, reaching up to an impressive 300 words per minute. This feature proves valuable for those prone to misplacing reading glasses or experiencing reading fatigue. With Bluetooth capabilities and its lightweight design of just 1.57 oz/44.5g, the OrCam Learn is not only easy to use but also convenient to carry around at all times.

The dyslexia scanning pen, represented by the OrCam Learn, revolutionizes the way individuals with dyslexia and other reading difficulties approach reading tasks. By capturing and reading aloud full pages and screens instantly, this innovative tool significantly enhances reading comprehension and ease. Whether you are a student, professional, or someone looking for an accessible reading solution, the scanner pen is poised to change the way you engage with written content.

If you're interested in learning more about the OrCam Learn and how it can benefit you, your family, or your organization, simply provide your contact information below. A representative will be in touch with you shortly to address your inquiries and guide you through the process.

We look forward to helping you unlock the possibilities of the scanning pen and transforming your reading experience.

What is Dyslexia, And What Is A Dyslexia Scanner Pen?

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Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty. People with dyslexia have trouble reading at a good pace. They may also have a hard time with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing. Children with dyslexia do not outgrow it. After much research, there are now ways for people who don’t have dyslexia to understand what someone with dyslexia goes through, such as with this simulation.


Teaching approaches and strategies that can help people with dyslexia improve their reading skills and manage their challenges abound. At first, solutions for dyslexia were not technology-based. Early solutions included using items to help the student see only one word at a time on the page, or highlighters to make certain words within the text stand out. While a step in the right direction, there was still a lot more that could be done to help people with dyslexia read with ease.


As technology advanced, the dyslexia scanner pen was born. The reason for calling this solution a “pen” is because it is held by students in their hands the same way they would a writing pen, and it is shaped like a pen. Students would take the reader pen and drag it across a page where the text is displayed. The pen would scan every word and speak out the words to the students audibly, so they can learn from what was written on the page.

Why OrCam Learn Is a Total Game-Changer

Until recently, the only way to use a dyslexia scanner pen was to drag it across the page line by line, word by word. This solution is slow and cumbersome, allowing for missed words and making it hard for students to keep up with the rest of the class.


But now, with OrCam’s latest device, the OrCam Learn captures full pages and screens at once with the click of a button.  Reading newspapers, books, menus, street signs, product labels, and screens instantaneously.

Not Just for Students

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In addition to students, many other people with reading difficulties or who are looking to consume large amounts of text at once can benefit from using a dyslexia scanner pen. A traveling executive who gets motion sickness but must review hundreds of pages of work before each meeting can use the OrCam Learn to scan any page and have it read back to him, easing the pressure off of his eyes. The OrCam Learn also has the ability to speed up the playback of the words, up to 300 words per minute. People who are prone to losing their reading glasses or experiencing reading fatigue will find it handy.

Features and Functionality of the OrCam Learn

Harness the precision of optical character recognition (OCR) technology with the OrCam Learn. With just the click of a button, you'll be able to capture and read aloud full pages or screen information instantly in real-time without missing a single word. Whether you're reading newspapers, books, menus, street signs, product labels, or screens, this adaptable device ensures no reading opportunity is missed.

Benefits for Students

OrCam Learn is here to revolutionize how students with dyslexia approach reading. Unlike the traditional dyslexia pen reader which required line by line, word-by-word effort, OrCam Learn captures full pages and screens at once. It reads out words audibly, helping students absorb written content without engaging in a battle of word decoding. The ability to adjust playback speed, with up to 300 words per minute, ensures even the quickest of readers find their rhythm.

Benefits for Professionals and Others

OrCam Learn isn't just a student's best friend; it's also a trusted companion for professionals and individuals needing reading assistance. Whether you're a traveling executive reviewing essential documents without straining your eyes, or someone frequently misplacing reading glasses, OrCam Learn is ready to serve. Its lightweight design, at just 1.57 oz/44.5g, coupled with Bluetooth capabilities, ensures that reading solutions are always at hand.


Change the way you read with the OrCam Learn. From increasing reading comprehension for individuals with dyslexia to enhancing text consumption for professionals on the go, OrCam Learn is here to redefine reading norms. If you're ready to explore the benefits of OrCam Learn and experience a new height of reading ease, reach out for more information.

OrCam Learn is so easy to use, it’s right for just about anyone. With Bluetooth capabilities and weighing just 1.57 oz/44.5g, it’s light enough to keep on your person and have at the ready for any use. If you would like to learn more about purchasing an OrCam Learn for yourself, a friend, a family member, or a business, fill out your contact info below and a representative will be in touch with you shortly.​