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About Scanning Pens

Welcome to Scanning Pens!

We want to create a world where everybody, everywhere has the confidence to read and the empowerment to succeed. That's why we’re proud to be a part of the Empowering Tech Group, a community of passionate education and technology organizations that all share the same goal of supporting the neurodivergent community, and getting people of all ages reading and achieving great things.

Here’s how it all began…

Our Vision

Create a world where people with reading differences are empowered to succeed.

Our Mission

To embed a life-long love of reading with the power of reading tools..

The Scanning Pens story

The story of Scanning Pens started with two friends who shared a passion for assistive technology — Jack Churchill (OBE) and Toby Sutton (OBE).

Jack is dyslexic and open about his dyslexia journey, and the challenges and needs of the neurodivergent community. His own experiences inspired Scanning Pens to forge a new path in the assistive tech world, and we decided it was our job to ensure that when it came to reading, everybody should have access, wherever they are.

That’s why the reading tools we recommend are as simple as scan, listen and understand. Following the addition of the award-winning C-Pen support for reading, we’ve been busy transforming literacy all over the world.

Award-winning reading support.

We’re proud to be home to award-winning assistive technology, with recognition from global leaders in technology, education, and business.

When it comes to reading support… contact Scanning Pens.

Meet Toby and Jack

From when they met as students at Oxford Brookes to winning huge national awards for excellence in EdTech and global business, Toby and Jack have helped neurodivergent people of all ages discover their reading confidence. They’ve also recently received OBEs services to international trade, and to the dyslexia and SEND community!

We couldn’t be prouder, and we’re so excited to see what the future holds for all of us and our mission here at Scanning Pens.

Find out more about our dynamic duo below!

Toby Sutton OBE

Co-Founder & CSO of Empowering Tech

Jack Churchill OBE

Co-Founder & CEO of Empowering Tech

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