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Revolutionising Exam Accessibility with Assistive Technology

Revolutionising Exam Accessibility with Assistive Technology
Revolutionising Exam Accessibility with Assistive Technology

In the world of education, ensuring exams are fair and inclusive for all students is an ongoing challenge. For learners with dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions, facing traditional exams can be daunting, often heightened by anxiety and the need for special accommodations. But with the development of new assistive technologies, there's a new alternative, offering an innovative solution to ease the exam journey for everyone.

Introducing the Scanmarker Exam

The Scanmarker Exam is a JCQ-approved literacy support tool. This device integrates Text-To-Speech features into the exam environment, minimising the need for costly human readers, and meaning users no longer need to feel singled out during exams. Instead, students can engage with their tests in a way that suits them best, boosting their confidence and independence along the way.

So, how does it work? Picture a student with dyslexia settling down to tackle a paper-based exam. In the past, they might have needed someone to read the questions aloud, which could be time-consuming and uncomfortable. But with the Scanmarker Exam, they simply scan the text, and it's converted into speech, allowing them to listen through headphones discreetly. Not only does it level the playing field but also reduces exam-related stress.

Fairness and Inclusivity

By giving all students equal access to exam materials, regardless of their reading ability, the Scanmarker Exam promotes fairness and inclusivity. Plus, by cutting down on the need for human readers, schools can streamline exam processes, saving time and money while staying compliant with regulations.

But the Scanmarker Exam is just one piece of the puzzle. From speech-to-text software to screen readers, there's a whole world of assistive tech out there, transforming exam accessibility. By embracing these tools, educators can create more inclusive learning environments where every student feels valued and supported.

By harnessing the power of technology to break down barriers and empower students, we're not just changing the way exams are done – we're providing every student with the opportunity to shine.

If you’d like to learn more about the Scanmarker Exam, book a 1-2-1 with our Product Specialist James Wright by emailing


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