ClaroSpeak V2 Now Speaks Your Language

ClaroSpeak™ is the first assistive technology app from Claro Software available on iOS for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. ClaroSpeak is a high quality text-to-speech reader capable of speaking any accessible text with a range of human high quality voices. 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. ClaroSpeak is available in a wide range of languages and voices, for different countries, via the Apple App Store. ClaroSpeak is a quality app for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and literacy development and creating audio files from any text.

ClaroSpeak V2 new features

  • Dropbox support. Open files straight from Dropbox into ClaroSpeak: PDF, Word 2003/2007/2010, Powerpoint 2007/2010, Pages, text and ePub files all import with just a tap. Save text composed and checked in ClaroSpeak to Dropbox. Save text converted to audio to Dropbox. Get notes and documents onto other devices and computers through Dropbox. (Using Dropbox requires Internet connectivity and a Dropbox account.)
  • New voices and languages. Choose from 55 voices in 27 different languages and even more accents. The ClaroSpeak app always comes with three or more voices: all additional voices are now available through in-app purchase in ClaroSpeak.
  • Echo typing. Hear each sentence as it is finished to immediately proof it. Hear each word as it is finished to check it is the right one. Hear each letter as it is typed while focussing on the keyboard. Communicate by typing and speaking with ClaroSpeak.
  • ClaroSpeak settings are now conveniently situated within ClaroSpeak.
  • Paged documents. PDF and PowerPoint – can be switched with a swipe between the original page view and the highlighting reading view. See the original with images and layout, listen to the reading view with highlighting and readable font and size.

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Claro Interfaces at the 10th Anniversary Da Vinci Awards

Claro Interfaces have returned from the USA da Vinci Awards 2011. The awards ceremony, now in its 10th year, is a celebration of innovative assistive technology.

 

Claro representatives attended the event at the prestigious Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, with live demonstrations of Claro FaceMouse taking place at the event.

 

Before the start of the awards show a letter was received from President Barack Obama congratulating all the finalists on their work in the field of Assistive Technology.

 

Big winners on the night were Sarah Doherty and Kerith Perreur-Lloyd, the invertors of the SideStix. The entrepreneurs took first place in the transportation and mobility category and also won the people’s choice award.

 

Whilst Claro FaceMouse did not win the ‘Environmental Adaptation/Daily Living/Work Aids’ category Award the positive reaction and glowing reviews from the judges and finalists made the trip worthwhile.