- Works with any printed text.
- Scans, defines, translates, and pronounces words from any printed material.
- Scans single words or full lines of text.
- Has an intuitive, friendly interface.
- Allows you to adjust the reading speed.
- Is easy to handle.
- Fits in a pocket.
- Has a battery status indicator, so you can recharge or replace batteries when convenient for you.
- Includes built-in speaker and headphones.
- Includes The American Heritage® College Dictionary, 4th edition and Roget’s II The New Thesaurus.
- Recognizes over 450,000 words.
Special feature for teachers: You can lock dictionary, so students cannot look up word meanings during a test. But they can still use the ReadingPen 2 to help them read.
Neat tricks it does:
- After you scan, you can have it spell the word aloud, a letter at a time.
- It teaches you how to use it! That's right. It has a built-in tutorial. For school teachers, that means this reading assistive pen assists you in assisting your students.
- Displays syllable breaks, definitions, synonyms, and translations of the scanned text on the screen.
- Reads the scanned text aloud, including definitions and synonyms.
- Translates English words to Spanish using WizCom's English to Spanish dictionary.
Use the ReadingPen as your reading assistant, inside or outside the classroom. This versatile device may improve reading skills dramatically. Featuring the American Heritage Dictionary (English 4th Edition) and Roget's II Thesaurus, it provides a simple and easy way for people with reading difficulties, learning disabilities, or dyslexia to get immediate word support when they are reading.
Easy to use! You run it across a line of text just as if it's a yellow highlighter.
- Q: How does it read back to you?
- A: It reads back the words one at a time. If you scanned several words in sequence, it says them in that same sequence. So if you scan, "The dog jumped the fence" that is exactly what you'll hear when you play back the scan.
Other notes about the ReadingPen2:
- The synthesized voice is pleasant, not robotic.
- If you scan a sequence of numbers, it will render that as a word. So for example, scanning "123" results in "one twenty three" not "one two three."
- The ReadingPen "recognizes" one word at a time. As you scan, it optically recognizes each letter. When it comes to a space or punctuation mark, it considers that sequence of letters to be a word. It looks up the word and speaks it. This all happens so fast that for the user, it's just "scan and hear."
The ReadingPen2 comes complete with:
- Two "AAA" batteries.
- "Getting Started" document on the back of the packaging.
- Carry case.
- Training foot.
- Instruction manual.
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