Claro Software at Getting AT Ready 2018

Claro Software will be attending the Getting AT Ready 2018 event on Thursday 17th May 2018. This year the topic is: From School to Employment – Using AT to Transition Your Students.

Getting AT Ready is in association with Edinburgh Napier University and is brought to you by ARC Scotland and Sight and Sound Technology.

We will be happy to meet you at our stand where we can show you our latest products. We will have demonstrations of all our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad, such as ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Register for the Getting AT Ready event

We hope to see you there!

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Claro Software at ATEC London 2018

Claro Software will be attending the ATEC London conference on Thursday 3rd May 2018. This is a conference aimed at disability professionals and technologists involved in post 16 education and the work place.

Come and see us at our stand where we can show you our latest products. We’ll have demonstrations of all our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad like ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Register now for the ATEC London conference

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Claro Software at Unlocking Potential SEN Best Practice Conference

Claro Software will be attending the Unlocking Potential SEN Best Practice Conference on 30th April 2018. The event topic is: Disseminating and sharing best teaching practice in the field of dyslexia.

We welcome you to come and visit our stand, see our latest products and meet our team. We have demonstrations of all our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad like ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Register for the Unlocking Potential event

We hope to see you there!

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Claro Software at the Barry Bennett Spring Workshops

Claro Software will be attending the annual Barry Bennett Spring Workshops, 19th and 26th April.

Come and see us at our stand where we can show you our latest products. We’ll have demonstrations of all our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad like ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Register for the Barry Bennett Spring Workshops

We hope to see you there!

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19th April 2018
Event Location: 
Macron Stadium
De Havilland Way
Bolton
BL6 6SF

26th April 2018
Event Location: 
The Coppid Beech
John Nike Way
Bracknell
RG12 8TF
United Kingdom

Claro Software at The DSA Roadshow 2018

Claro Software will be exhibiting at The DSA Roadshow workshops in April to June. These events are suitable for DSA Assessors and other professionals working in roles to support students’ learning.

We are glad to invite you to come to our workshop and visit our stand, see our latest products and meet our team. We will have demonstrations of all our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad like ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Register your place on one of the events below.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sheffield Hallam UniversityWe are at Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

Event Location:
Sheffield Hallam University
Howard St
Sheffield
S1 1WB

 

Image result for swansea universityWe are at Swansea University, Singleton Park Campus on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

Event Location:
Swansea University
Singleton Park Campus
Sketty
Swansea
SA2 8PP

 

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We are at the Dublin Institute of Technology, City Centre Campus on Wednesday 23rd May.

Event Location:
Dublin Institute of Technology
City Centre Campus
Kevin Street
Dublin 2
D08 X622

Image result for uweThen we are at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus on Monday 11th June 2018.

Event Location:
UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre
Rilton Rd
Stoke Gifford
Bristol
BS34 8QZ

Then we are at the University West of Scotland in Paisley on Wednesday 14th June 2018.

Event Location:
McLean Building,
Paisley Campus,
University West of Scotland,
Paisley,
PA1 2BE

ClaroPDF iOS 2.1 Released

ClaroPDF iOS V2.1 is now available and brings some great new features and improvements – check out the release notes for a complete list of all changes. Here’s an overview of two of the new major changes:

Access to all of the iOS system voices

The 2.1 update of ClaroPDF lets you access all of the iOS system voices, including the Siri voices, for free. This is great, because now you can choose between male and female voices for the same language, as well as opting to use the higher-quality versions of those voices.

File sharing integration

ClaroPDF has always supported different ways of sharing your PDF files between apps and locations to make your workflow as simple and as fast as possible. Now, in V2.1, the app is fully integrated with the iOS Files app, which means you can now access, share and organise your PDF files directly in Files:

 

ClaroPDF in the Files App

Files App

Create new folders:

ClaroPDF in the Files App

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Moves files:

Moves file

Moves file

You can tap a PDF document here and ClaroPDF will open it directly. All of the changes you make in the Files app, are reflected inside the ClaroPDF app.

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Claro Software at BDA International Conference 2018

Claro Software will be attending the BDA International Conference & Expo, 12th-14th April 2018, in Telford.

Come and see us at Stand 45 where we can show you our latest products. We’ll have demonstrations of all our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad like ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Register for the BDA International Conference 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Location:
The Telford International Centre
St Quentin Gate
Telford
TF3 4JH
United Kingdom

Claro AudioNote 1.1 Update

We’ve tweaked our audio recording and lecture capture program, Claro AudioNote. Recording multiple audio tracks into the same PowerPoint slide is much nicer, and we have added support for more recent Olympus audio recording devices like the DM-770. This means you can open recordings from these dedicated voice recorders and play them back. You can even use any bookmarks you’ve added to the recordings on your device to jump around the lecture to where you want to listen.

Claro AudioNote comes with ClaroRead Standard, Plus and Pro and you can download it from ClaroRead Cloud.

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ClaroRead for Mac V6.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest version of ClaroRead for Mac, V6.2. There are lots of little improvements and bug fixes, but here are the top new features – check out the release notes for a complete list of all changes.

Future macOS Ready

The next version of macOS (after High Sierra) will only support 64-bit applications. ClaroRead V6.2 is now a 64-bit application, so ClaroRead and its Extras are all ready for that change.

Ignore Homophones

There are common words, such as “you” and “I”, which are homophones, but you probably never get them confused with the alternatives (like “ewe” and “eye”). In ClaroRead V6.2 you can now choose to ignore these kinds of homophones, so they don’t get highlighted when using the “Show Homophones” feature.

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ClaroRead V7.3 Released

We are pleased to announce the general availability of our latest version of ClaroRead for PC, V7.3. Of course, there are lots of little improvements and bug fixes, but here are the top new features – check out the release notes for a complete list of all changes.

Improved scanning/OCR

We know that converting inaccessible documents – paper or PDF or images – to readable Word or PDF files is very important to our users. We’ve updated ClaroRead with the very latest world-class OmniPage OCR engine to make sure that more documents work perfectly when you are getting ready to study, research or sit an exam. Documents produced by ClaroRead 7.3 will read better and more accurately, and we’ve worked to make ClaroRead 7.3 handle broken PDF files better so you know whatever you start with you can make a highly-compatible working accessible PDF file.

We’ve also added support for the Kurzweil eBook format. Schools and colleges often have books and documents as Kurzweil files, which is a problem if your students don’t have access to the Kurzweil software. ClaroRead 7.3 will convert Kurzweil into accessible PDF (or Word documents) so you can use your Kurzweil documents more freely.

Finally, we’ve decided to make ClaroRead output PDF/A by default. This is an “Archive” version of the PDF format that does some technical tweaks (like embedding fonts) to ensure that the PDFs you create work on more machines and devices. We think our users are increasingly consuming PDF on a variety of machines (Chromebooks, Android and iOS devices) and need the best inter-operability possible.

ClaroRead Chrome Extension

We’ve always supported reading web pages by selecting the text you want to hear, or using Scan from Screen. ClaroRead also supported reading web pages with highlighting – like in Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader – in the Internet Explorer browser: just click in the web page and press Play to read the page from that point.

The venerable Internet Explorer, however, has been superseded by the Google Chrome browser for most users. We’ve therefore built a ClaroRead Chrome Extension to give you reading with highlighting in web pages in Google Chrome, Google Docs, and PDFs you open in Google Chrome. We are really pleased with it, but of course an end user has to know it exists and how to get it.

ClaroRead for Windows 7.3 will therefore install the ClaroRead Chrome Extension, so it is easy for you to activate and use it. Of course we don’t activate it unless you say so – you’ll get a prompt the first Chrome next starts, and if you don’t turn it on you’ll never see the prompt again.

If you do choose to use ClaroRead Chrome you can unlock its premium features, including Scan from Screen, by entering your ClaroRead for Windows licence key into ClaroRead Chrome. We want our ClaroRead users to have the best experience and the widest range of tools available to them, no matter where they do their work and study.

More voices

We ship the very best-quality text-to-speech voices we can, because we know that having a voice that suits you is very important if you are going to use the software in the first place. Which voice you like best is a really personal preference, of course: that’s why we make thirteen English voices available to any end user (and 67 other voices if you are not reading English text).

Now Microsoft has started to ship good-quality voices for free with Windows 10, including many non-English voices like Swedish and Arabic. This means extra choice, which is great for end users: but Microsoft has decided to ship these new voices in a special format which meant that they were not available to ClaroRead (and other traditional desktop software).

We’ve done the work in ClaroRead 7.3 to make these new free Microsoft Mobile voices available for you to use: you will see them in the Speech settings in ClaroRead and they start with “Microsoft”, like “Microsoft George”, but do not have the word “Desktop” in them. Try them out, you might find one that suits you!

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