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.
C-Pen ReaderPens are offered by Brampton Library thanks to support from the International Dyslexia Association - Ontario Branch.
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to borrow a ReaderPen?
You will need a Brampton Library card in good standing to borrow. Click here to learn how to get a library card.
Where can I borrow a ReaderPen?
ReaderPens are made available at all Brampton Library branches. When available, a ReaderPen can be borrowed on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, we recommend checking availability before you visit the library.
How long can I keep a ReaderPen?
You can borrow a ReaderPen for 21 days. If you need the ReaderPen for longer, your loan can be renewed as long as there isn’t a waitlist. You can renew through the online catalogue, or with assistance from Brampton Library staff. We appreciate your cooperation with returning borrowed items in a timely manner.
How do I use the ReaderPen?
A user guide is included when you borrow a ReaderPen. Check out the online version of this guide below:
Video guides are also available to help you get started:
Where can I return this kit?
You can return this kit to any Brampton Library branch. ReaderPens will need to be returned in-person to a staff member at a customer service desk during open hours.