Self-voicing PDF reader now available for your Windows device.

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Reading can be a challenge for people with print and reading difficulties. How would you feel if you had a self-voicing PDF reader to help students read their work aloud, and help them with exams?

With ClaroPDF, you can have your PDF files read aloud using a built-in screen reader to ensure maximum readability.

It’s easy to use. Just click to indicate where to start reading and press play. Your text will then be read aloud with highlighting with any colour you choose, making text easier to follow.

Don’t worry if you need to go back, you can do this as many times as you want. You can start and stop the screen reader as required using the play and stop buttons.

Press pause at any time to annotate your files. When you are finished you can print your finalised PDF.

It’s a simple, effective study tool that helps with reading and is now available on Windows machines as an extra on ClaroRead for PC. You can also use it on Android and the Web.

“Wonderful app for students and anyone with accessibility needs. Developers are also very responsive with support. – 5-star review from our App Store.

If you require any assistance, go to our support page where you can access the user guide, or contact our Support Team who are always happy to help.

TechEd AT Roadshow


We are exhibiting at the AT Speed Date Roadshow on Wednesday and Thursday next week in Sheffield and Reading. Come along to speak to Mary about the latest updates with ClaroRead, and our Apps!

Who Should Attend?

  • DSA assessors
  • Disability officers
  • Study support and AT trainers
  • Further education market
  • Higher education market

Dates and Locations

Wednesday 14th November

Crowne Plaza
Caversham Bridge
Richfield Avenue

Thursday 15th November

Mercure Sheffield
119 Norfolk street
S1 2JE

Book now!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Create Dual Mac and Windows USB Sticks with Claro USB Creator 2!

USB Front Screen Screenshot Explains What to Do

You can now download and run ClaroRead from a USB drive on any Windows PC or Mac with USB Creator 2!

To use the USB Creator, you will need a valid License Key, and a USB stick with at least 2GB of free space. You will also need to ensure you are online throughout.

The USB drive is protected so it can’t be copied and run elsewhere: it is personal to you and your licence key.

What’s New?

  • Create dual Mac and Windows USB sticks.
  • Download SE, Standard and Plus on MacOS to a USB.
  • Download SE, Standard, Plus and Pro on Windows to a USB.
  • Create a USB version of ScreenRuler Suite.
  • Update your USB to the latest released version of ClaroRead or ScreenRuler without having to reinstall the software.
  • Change voices after the USB stick has been created.
  • Release Notes

For further information, and to download the USB Creator App, see ClaroRead USB.

If you need any support or have any questions, please get in touch with our Support Team. 

ClaroRead for Chromebook Version 17 Live Now!

ClaroRead for Chromebook version 17 introduces spell check as a premium feature.

ClaroRead Chrome Toolbar

Place the cursor in a document and press the spell check button to start spell checking. The spell check window will appear and you can see suggestions for corrections as well as definitions of each word. Choose a suggestion, click change, and the word will be corrected inside your document.

ClaroRead Chrome Spellcheck Demonstration Screenshot

You can also perform homophone checking as part of the spell check. On the toolbar, press the drop down button next to the spell check button. Use the “Check spelling and homophones” button that appears to check the current word for both spelling mistakes and possible homophones.

ClaroRead Chrome Homophone Checker Demonstration Screenshot

Click “Add” on the spell check window and you can add the word to your own custom spelling exceptions list so that ClaroRead stops identifying it as a spelling mistake. You can manage your list of custom spelling exceptions by opening settings and choosing the “Check tab”.

ClaroRead Chrome Spellcheck Settings Screenshot

If you are using spell check inside a Google Docs document then you will also have the option to do a spell check on the whole document. Place the cursor anywhere in the document then press the spell check button. When the spell check window appears press “Check all”. ClaroRead will perform a spell check on the whole document, and work through each word until it no longer detects any spelling mistakes. If you use the check spelling and homophones button to start spell check, then “Check all” will perform a spelling and homophone check on the whole document.

Google Docs Reading and Highlighting Improvements

We have made improvements to how reading and highlighting works in Google Docs. Text highlighting is now much more accurate as the document is read back to you.

Norwegian Prediction Support

Norwegian word prediction is now available in ClaroRead for Chromebook. Select a Norwegian voice in settings, check “Use Prediction” (“Bruk ordprediksjonen”) and begin typing in a document. ClaroRead for Chromebook will attempt to predict the word you are typing. Click on any of the prediction entries and they will be inserted in to the document.

Full List of Supported Prediction Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Swedish


Contact Support if you have any questions.

Claro Introducing Monthly Webinars

We are introducing monthly webinars. These will be presented live on the Internet, allowing participants to see and hear the presenter in different locations, learn how to use our software, and ask any questions.

Our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to gain free, practical learning that will keep you up-to-date with using the features in our software.

The webinars will take place on the third Thursday of the month at 10am (GMT) and the content details and dates will be added to our new Webinars page soon.

Don’t worry if you are unable to make the live webinar, as you can watch the archived versions at a time most convenient to you.

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TechAbility Conference in Birmingham

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We are exhibiting at the upcoming #TechAbility2018 conference on 16th October in Birmingham.

We will be demonstrating all of our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad like ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Who should attend?

  • Specialist College leaders and managers
  • Leaders of specialist training provision
  • Assistive Technology practitioners
  • Tutors and Learning Support

The conference venue is only a 10-minute walk from Birmingham International train station: book now to secure your conference place, or please pass on to colleagues who may be interested.

Venue Location

Arden Hotel
Coventry Road
B92 0EH

Register your place now!

We look forward to meeting you!

New Features and Improvements for ClaroCapture for Mac

ClaroRead’s study skills Extra, ClaroCapture, has been updated to include the option Capture Text from Screen. This lets you draw a box around some text on the screen and ClaroCapture will convert it to text and insert it as a new item. This feature is only available if you have ClaroRead also installed.

ClaroCapture from Screen

ClaroCapture will work with new macOS Mojave (10.14). You will need to allow ClaroCapture to access the programs it’s capturing text from.

Another ClaroCapture improvement is that items captured using Capture highlighted text from Word will now keep their colours when using Export project to Word.

System Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.11 or above
  • 2GB RAM
  • 50MB hard disk space

ClaroIdeas can now be used on Chrome, Web and Mac

ClaroIdeas has been released across Web, Mac and Chrome platforms.

This is an easy to use, powerful and fresh visual software solution for the creation of Idea Maps.

Idea Maps allow a user to focus on bringing together thoughts and related content in various formats, and are a recognised way to maximise learning potential, improve problem-solving, enhance research and aid revision.

Use ClaroIdeas to illustrate your ideas, projects, plans and everything else you can imagine. Draw and connect ideas, add titles, hyperlinks, images and notes and personalise your ideas.


You can download ClaroIdeas for Mac with a Cloud account if you have ClaroRead for Mac activated.

Screenshot of ClaroIdeas for Mac


You can freely test ClaroIdeas Web.

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Get ClaroIdeas Chrome from the Chrome Web Store. 

Screenshot of ClaroIdeas for Chrome

Claro Software at the TES SEN Show this weekend!

The two day TES SEN Show is held in London this weekend on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October. The show is the largest education show held in the north west of England

Come and visit stand P28, where Mary and Alasdair welcome you to test our latest products. We will be demonstrating all of our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad such as ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Grab a freebie at our stand and don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter for a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!

Venue Location

The Business Design Centre
52  Upper Street


Register your place now!

We look forward to seeing you there!


iOS 12 and ClaroPDF

All our Apps were tested and work fine on the new iOS 12. However, a small number of users have reported that after updating to iOS 12 they find that ClaroPDF closes about 3 seconds after it is started.

We have managed to replicate the problem. We are currently investigating to find a general solution. In the meantime, if you are affected, there are technical work-arounds: mail with details of your device and we’ll identify what is best for you. Sorry for any inconvenience.