ClaroPDF Updated to V1.3

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Claro Software has updated the ClaroPDF iOS App to v1.3 – available on the iOS App Store since the end of May. Below is the list of additions to ClaroPDF.

+ Google Drive integration. You can now store and open your files from your Google Drive account. You can also open compatible Google Docs in ClaroPDF.

+ Folder customisation. Organise your PDF files in the ClaroPDF Gallery, create new folders and move files around.

+ Fullscreen mode. Allows the full document to be seen, removing the controls.

+ Wide iOS voice range. Choose from a wide range of voices, to speak PDFs in many languages. No download required.

+ More switch accessibility. Responds to switch commands:
1 (~1) does play;
2 (~2) does stop;
3 (~3) does previous page;
4 (~4) does next page.

+ Two new speech settings giving more flexibility for different situations. These are “Stop speaking on tap” and “Speak from: tapped sentence OR first sentence”. Allows for better speech control when ClaroPDF is being operated by external switches or for text to speech reading from the top of the page if required.

+ Auto detection of uppercase reading. Better handling of text to speech for PDF documents that are fully capitalised, such as comics.

+ Annotation toolbar now hovers over main toolbar. This saves room on iPhone.

ClaroPDF is an accessible, professional and user-friendly PDF Viewer, Reader and Annotator for iPad and iPhone. Annotate and mark up text or image PDF files. View text PDF files and listen to them with a human-quality voice and synchronised highlighting.

ClaroRead Pro and Plus for Windows can scan paper or convert images of documents into accessible ClaroPDF files, retaining the original page image. These PDF files can be opened and spoken in the ClaroPDF iOS app.

More Information

To find out more about our apps and view videos go to the Claro-Apps Web Page

For more information about the rest of Claro Software’s range of apps, go to www.claro-apps.com, email sales@clarosoftware.com.

ClaroSpeak New Release

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The ClaroSpeak text-to-speech App now brings the ‘Capture Text From Photo’ option and Google Drive to all ClaroSpeak users.

With ClaroSpeak’s advanced ‘Optical Character Recognition’ (OCR), users can easily photograph a document or screen-shot an image with text, and have this text extracted into ClaroSpeak. Add OCR, via in-App purchase, for just £1.99.

The ClaroSpeak update now includes Google Drive and Google Docs. Easily save, load and open files to your Google Drive account or open Google Docs in ClaroSpeak.

ClaroSpeak is a quality text-to-speech App for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and literacy development, creating audio files from any text and scanning any document to convert the text into editable text. ClaroSpeak offers the option of visual highlighting in sync with the spoken words – and a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading.

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ClaroSpeak Reviews And Quotes

ClaroSpeak “This App is absolutely brilliant! I’m currently doing a degree & have M.E, so at times I am unable to read when experiencing a relapse. I have the PC version of ClaroSpeak, I thought i’d try the App version, so glad I did. I am able to upload all module notes & open to Claro via Dropbox. This App has really helped me with my studies. I have it on my iPad & iPhone, I just listen, make notes where necessary, even on the go.” PhonexRising78 (App store)

Events and Exhibitions March 2014

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Claro Software will be attending the Barry Bennett Workshop event in Reading and the BDA International Conference in Guildford, at the end of March.

The annual Barry Bennett Workshop event at Wokefield Park in Reading is being held from the 27th to 28th of March. The workshops bring together key suppliers of assistive technology, hardware and software and those who support SEN students in secondary and higher education.

 

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The BDA International Conference is taking place at the G-Live Conference Centre in Guildford on the 27th to 29th March. This years conference theme is – ‘Creating an Impact through Innovation’, in other words, that innovative research can make a real impact on educational practice. This really gets to the heart of what is special about this conference in particular…’ . Dr Julia Carroll: IC Conference Chair

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At both these events Claro will be showing all the latest text-to-speech software including PC, Mac and App versions of our assistive software range. Visit our stand for a live demonstration, or sign up for free copies of our text-to-speech Apps.

Get Claro On Multiple Devices

ClaroRead for PC and Mac are the ideal solution for students struggling with reading and writing. With Claro students can now get text-to-speech software on multiple devices including desktop computer, mobile or iPad. This is easily achieved with our assistive technology iPhone and iPad Apps.

Our Apps are fully integrated with our desktop software, using DropBox integration. Scan documents with ClaroRead Plus and listen to, proof or edit documents on the go with ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF.

ClaroSpeak is a high-quality text-to-speech reader capable of speaking any accessible text with a range of human-sounding high-quality voices. ClaroSpeak offers the option of visual highlighting in-sync with the spoken words, a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading, word prediction and completion to help with writing. ClaroSpeak is a quality App for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and literacy development and creating audio files from any text.

ClaroPDF is an accessible, professional and user-friendly PDF viewer, reader and annotator. View text PDF files and listen to them with a human-quality voice and synchronised highlighting. Create audio annotations and place them anywhere on a PDF. Annotate and mark up text or image PDF files with full compatibility with other popular PDF Apps and programs in Windows and Mac. ClaroPDF is designed as an accessible productivity, reading and study PDF tool for all.

Software Reviews And Quotes

ClaroRead “I think programs like ClaroRead are absolutely invaluable. For me, it is like putting on a pair of reading glasses. When I switch on my computer, I always use ClaroRead. It’s critical.” David Edwards, Birmingham, Dyslexic

ClaroPDF “It is one of the best apps we’ve purchased and we have over 500! It is on my “top ten” list and one that I always install on an iPad when we send them out for loan!“ Wendy Kay Alameda

ClaroSpeak “This app is absolutely brilliant! I’m currently doing a degree & have M.E, so at times I am unable to read when experiencing a relapse. I have the PC version of ClaroSpeak, I thought I’d try the app version, so glad I did. I am able to upload all module notes & open to Claro via Box & Dropbox. This app has really helped me with my studies. I have it on my iPad & iPhone, I just listen, make notes where necessary, even on the go.“ App Store review

Claro Apps Free With ClaroRead DSA Recommendations

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ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF, two of our popular iPad and iPhone Apps are free for students when any ClaroRead for PC or ClaroRead for Mac is recommended and purchased through the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Assessors will be provided with vouchers to give to students who are recommended ClaroRead for PC or ClaroRead for Mac. By passing a voucher to the student after their assessment they will be able to redeem the Apps straight away for their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF are part of the Claro Solutions Range, and complement our popular ClaroRead software.

Scan documents with ClaroRead Plus and listen to, proof or edit documents on the go with ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF.

ClaroSpeak

ClaroSpeak is a high-quality text-to-speech reader capable of speaking any accessible text with a range of human-sounding high-quality voices. ClaroSpeak offers the option of visual highlighting in-sync with the spoken words, a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading, and word prediction and completion to help with writing. ClaroSpeak is a quality app for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and literacy development and creating audio files from any text.

ClaroPDF

ClaroPDF is an accessible, professional and user-friendly PDF viewer, reader and annotator. View text PDF files and listen to them with a human-quality voice and synchronised highlighting. Create audio annotations and place them anywhere on a PDF. Annotate and mark up text or image PDF files with full compatibility with other popular PDF Apps and programs in Windows and Mac. ClaroPDF is designed as an accessible productivity, reading and study PDF tool for all.

Assessors Register for Claro App Vouchers

1. Reply using this email link marketing@clarosoftware.com
2. Fill in your name and assessment centre details
3. Fill in how many Claro App vouchers you require
4. Claro will contact you to get your vouchers to you

Software Reviews And Quotes

ClaroRead “I think programs like ClaroRead are absolutely invaluable. For me, it is like putting on a pair of reading glasses. When I switch on my computer, I always use ClaroRead. It’s critical.” David Edwards, Birmingham, Dyslexic

ClaroPDF “It is one of the best apps we’ve purchased and we have over 500! It is on my “top ten” list and one that I always install on an iPad when we send them out for loan! Wendy Kay Alameda

ClaroSpeak “This app is absolutely brilliant! I’m currently doing a degree & have M.E, so at times I am unable to read when experiencing a relapse. I have the PC version of ClaroSpeak, I thought I’d try the app version, so glad I did. I am able to upload all module notes & open to Claro via Box & Dropbox. This app has really helped me with my studies. I have it on my iPad & iPhone, I just listen, make notes where necessary, even on the go. App store review

ClaroPDF – New improved audio and annotation features

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The latest version of ClaroPDF, our professional and user-friendly speaking PDF viewer, reader and annotator, has many performance improvements, updates and iOS fixes.

The highly important annotation feature is now easier and faster, allowing you to create and edit annotations quickly and easily. In ClaroPDF we have also added audio to the annotations, so you can create audio annotations and place them anywhere on your PDF. Zoom and scroll while drawing new annotations.

Forms are now fully interactive and can be spoken out loud, with high-quality text-to-speech voices.

Get ClaroPDF today for just 69p.

See ClaroPDF Annotation Screenshot below:

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ClaroCom Updated And Now FREE In The App Store

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• ClaroCom updated to take advantage of the powerful switch access techniques in Apple’s forthcoming iOS 7.

• ClaroCom has now been made free from the Apple App Store. Get it now for free.

ClaroCom and ClaroCom Pro are communicator Apps from Claro Software, designed for AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication), available on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. An AAC App helps to replace speech or assist writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language.

The new release of ClaroCom now includes a full screen mode, which provides a clean full screen typing area, with the word and phrase predictions shown above the iPad or iPhone keyboard, appropriate for users who face challenges with social communication. ClaroCom helps AAC users to communicate with people outside their family in a variety of social situations.

ClaroCom Pro adds more powerful editing, privacy and communication features to the high-quality speech, user-editable phrases, and word prediction found in ClaroCom.

See ClaroCom Screenshot below:

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I have really enjoyed working with the app, and am very impressed with it.

I especially like the split screen which makes it very easy to move quickly between categories and phrases. Not having to click a “Back” button to go back and look for a new category all the time sure makes continued conversation easier and reduces the delay in finding appropriate responses.

Editing and adding are so simple, especially compared to other apps I have reviewed. The fill-in-the-blank option is one of my favorite options!  It saves so much time, as well as space within all the phrase lists!

You have certainly met the need of an increasing number of individuals who are professionals but are losing their voice to medical issues. Your app maintains their professionalism and identity, and enables them to continue conversations easily. Thank you for understanding the needs of these individuals and providing a easy to use app that maintains their dignity!

Molly Hanson, ATP

Claro Apps Free With ClaroRead DSA Recommendations

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Claro Apps Free With ClaroRead DSA Recommendations
ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF, two of our popular iPad and iPhone Apps are now free for students when any ClaroRead for PC or ClaroRead for Mac is recommended and purchased through the Disabled Students’ Allowance. Assessors will be provided with vouchers to give to students who are recommended ClaroRead for PC or ClaroRead for Mac. By passing a voucher to the student after their assessment they will be able to redeem the Apps straight away for their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF are part of the Claro Solutions Range, and complement our popular ClaroRead software.

Scan documents with ClaroRead Plus and listen to, proof or edit documents on the go with ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF.

ClaroSpeak
ClaroSpeak is a high-quality text-to-speech reader capable of speaking any accessible text with a range of human-sounding high-quality voices. ClaroSpeak offers the option of visual highlighting in-sync with the spoken words, a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading, and word prediction and completion to help with writing. ClaroSpeak is a quality app for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and literacy development and creating audio files from any text.

ClaroPDF
ClaroPDF is an accessible, professional and user-friendly PDF Viewer, Reader and Annotator. View text PDF files and listen to them with a human-quality voice and synchronised highlighting. Annotate and mark up text or image PDF files with full compatibility with other popular PDF Apps and programs in Windows and Mac. ClaroPDF is designed as an accessible productivity, reading and study PDF tool for all.

Assessors Register for Claro App Vouchers
1. Reply to marketing@clarosoftware.com
2. Fill in your name and assessment centre details
3. Fill in how many Claro App vouchers you require
4. Claro will contact you to get your vouchers to you

More Information
ClaroSpeak is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Find out more about ClaroSpeak

Find out more about ClaroPDF

Find out more about Claro Apps

Find out more about ClaroRead PC and Mac

AudioNote Playback and Recording Software

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AudioNote from Claro Software makes it easy to listen back to any recording. Use a dedicated recording device such as an Olympus DM670, and listen back later on your PC with AudioNote.

AudioNote is a simple, clear application that is easy-to-use and won’t get in the way of following a lecture or listening back to your notes.

‘As an integral part of a student’s studies, Olympus recognise the importance of recording lectures effectively. With the Olympus DM-670 recorder and ME-34 lecture microphone you are able to record lectures in the highest quality, and then use the Index mark feature to bookmark important points of reference of the recording. Within this, we are pleased to support Claro with the release of the new Claro AudioNote software which supports recordings made on the Olympus DM range of recorders.’ Lee Buckley, National Account Manager at Olympus

Features
•    Support for index marks/bookmarks made on Olympus recorders. You can jump from index mark to index mark, which is great when working with long lecture recordings. There is no limit on number of index marks used so long recordings can be split into bite-size chunks. AudioNote can be opened straight from an Olympus recorder when it is connected by USB.
•    Playback support for all common audio recording formats – MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A, AAC. Listen to recordings made straight into a laptop or dedicated device. You can also listen to recordings and audio files downloaded from the Internet.
•    Simple toolbar that floats on-top of the open window making it easy to pause, repeat, and control recording with a single click. On-top means AudioNote can be accessed easily to pause or rewind when you need to, without breaking your concentration trying to hunt down the toolbar. The big bookmark and toolbar buttons let you use AudioNote quickly and easily.
•    Record directly into PowerPoint presentations. As each slide is presented, record straight into that slide for later listening back – with only one click for each slide. Recordings stay in the PowerPoint document so you can listen to them later without AudioNote or email them to another machine or student.
•    Record directly into Word documents. Record notes and comments straight into the current Word document. The recordings stay in the Word document when you save them so you can get at them easily or email them to another machine or student. Double-click the audio recording in Word any time to play it back.
•    Audio-only Recording. Record straight into an audio file on your computer so you can record a lecture with a laptop, even if the notes aren’t available in PowerPoint. Easily add bookmarks/index marks while recording so you can quickly find and jump to the right point quickly and easily.
•    AudioNote was created in partnership with Olympus. 


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Predict and Complete

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Our latest ClaroSpeak update brings Word Prediction and Completion free to all ClaroSpeak users. Word Prediction and Completion can speed up typing, help with choosing the right word and let users use words without worrying about how to spell them.

Word Prediction and Completion in ClaroSpeak takes account of word frequency and previous words. There is an initial Word Prediction list loaded on startup, and ClaroSpeak can learn new words as they are typed. The predicted words appear on the keyboard and can be spoken. Train the word prediction dictionary or create a new one from a word list.

ClaroSpeak with Word Prediction and Completion is now available in 14 languages. For a full list of our language and voice list available through in app purchase through ClaroSpeak click here.

ClaroSpeak is a quality text-to-speech app for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and literacy development and creating audio files from any text. Advanced features make proofing and editing more accurate and users more efficient. ClaroSpeak offers the option of visual highlighting in sync with the spoken words – and a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading.

Find out more on iTunes.

Claro MagX Updated

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Claro MagX turns your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a powerful high definition visual magnifier. Claro MagX makes small items bigger. Make small text in books and newspapers readable, study and photograph small objects and labels, see menus in the dimly lit restaurant. The wide range of magnification, high contrast and colour viewing options makes the text easier on your eyes.

Claro MagX has been updated with our ‘Freeze Mode’. Tap the viewfinder to freeze the image for closer viewing. Tap the screen to release the freeze.

Find out more at our claro-apps webpage.