Claro Software at Enabling Inclusive & Accessible Workplace Strategies

We are exhibiting at this event hosted by Iansyst, Enabling Inclusive & Accessible Workplace Strategies, at the Møller Centre in Cambridge on the 20th of September at 09:45am – 15:00pm.

Mary is presenting at 14:10pm. Come along to hear how Claro can assist employees in the workplace who may have print and reading difficulties such as dyslexia, to help them achieve all they can.

Venue Address:

Moller Centre

Møller Centre
Churchill College
Storey’s Way
CB3 0D

Register Here!

We look forward to meeting you!

Claro USB Creator for Windows

We have released an update for Claro USB Creator for Windows. This lets you create your own USB pen drive versions of ClaroRead SE, Standard, Plus or Pro for Windows PC. It downloads and copies everything to a USB drive you provide, and you can then run ClaroRead from the USB drive on any Windows PC. 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?

  • USB Creator has been updated to support the latest version of ClaroRead (7.3.7), it previously supported 7.1.23.
  • ClaroView, ScreenRuler, Batch Audio Converter and Save to Video now available in ClaroRead USB!
  • Release Notes

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

Claro Software at DSA Workshops in Wrexham and Sunderland

We are thrilled to be a part of the next DSA training workshops in collaboration with Dolphin (SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader), Medincle (health and life science medical spellchecker), Notetalker (note writing from lecture audio), Nuance (Dragon) and Wyvern Business Systems (AT and MS Office Training Portal).

Locations and Dates

Date: Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 11am – 3pm
Location: Catrin Finch Centre

Date: Monday 12th November 2018 at 12pm – 4pm
Location: Hope Street Xchange

About the Workshops

These half day workshops include:

  • Short presentations from 5 leading assistive technology publishers for the DSA about the latest developments to their current solutions.
  • A presentation about the Wyvern Training Portal.
  • An opportunity to get hands on with ergonomic kit.
  • A forum to learn from and share best practice with colleagues.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and a free trial of:

  • ClaroRead
  • Dragon
  • Notetalker
  • Medincle
  • SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader
  • And, free login to the Wyvern Training Portal.

Who Should Attend a DSA Workshop?

These events are suitable for DSA Assessors, AT specialists and other professionals working in roles to support students’ learning.

Register your place here. 


We look forward to seeing you there!


Claro Software at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Claro Software will be attending an event by Iansyst at Bristol Zoo Gardens on Wednesday 23rd August. This is a CPD packed event for DSA Assessors.

Visit our stand to see our latest products and meet our team. 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.

We hope to see you there!

Register now!


Claro ScanPen iOS V1.9 Released

We have released an update for Claro ScanPen. Claro ScanPen advances reading aloud support. It gives access to printed text materials and documents for all, in a wide range of languages.

What’s New?

  • Highlight words settings:

Enabling this will highlight the individual words as they are spoken, so you can more closely follow which words are being spoken.


New features in action:



  • Tap to select and speak text.
  • Bug fixes.

System Requirements

  • iOS 9.0 or above.

Check out Claro ScanPen in the App Store!

ClaroPDF iOS 2.3 Released

We’ve released an update for our ClaroPDF iOS app that introduces some great new features and improvements.

One of the major changes is the revamped document list, which has been tweaked to be easier to view and read.

  • The document thumbnails are larger and easier to identify.
  • The document titles are a different colour.
  • Larger spacing between documents, which helps to aid readability.

You can see the difference between the old list and the new 2.3 list here:

Old list

Old list

New 2.3 list

New 2.3 list

As a further enhancement to the the My Documents list – you can now toggle between list mode, as seen above and grid mode, as shown below:

Grid view

Grid view

Grid view mode shows large document previews, so you can easily navigate and visually identify your documents.

Another great new addition to 2.3 is the direct integration with the popular file sharing platform Microsoft OneDrive.  Because ClaroPDF is now integrated directly with OneDrive, you no longer need to have the OneDrive app installed or configured on your device to access your OneDrive files.

A new menu item will appear under Open from…which now lists OneDrive:

One Drive menu

One Drive menu

Tapping this will prompt you to log in and then you’ll have access to all of your OneDrive files in ClaroPDF, similar to how the app is also integrated with Google Drive and Dropbox.

One Drive list

One Drive list

Likewise, you can also save files back to your OneDrive account using the Save > Save to OneDrive option in ClaroPDF.

For a full list of changes, please see the ClaroPDF release notes.

Commandline Options for Installer EXE Files for Windows

All our Claro Software products are packed into exe files using a tool called IExpress. IExpress handles the installation and extraction of the product for us and does so automatically. This ensures that users don’t need to understand or know where the files are temporarily stored during installation or the location of specific configuration files. However, a few options can be modified to change how the installation is performed.

This article by Microsoft: Command Line Options lists the options available when you access the installer via the command line. Using the parameters listed you can run the installer in quiet mode, hiding all user prompts and just installing in the background; extract the contents of the installer without actually installing it or even force the computer to restart after installation.

New Features – ClaroRead Chromebook 16

ClaroRead Chrome Extension

ClaroRead Chromebook 16 has some new features that make it easier to use and more versatile.


We’ve worked on the toolbar user interface so it feels more intuitive to use, more like a standard desktop application.

We’ve added a title bar and the close button stops ClaroRead Chromebook speaking entirely. This makes it super-easy to turn speech in the extension off without having to hunt through settings. Word prediction and screen tinting stays on, so you still get support for your reading and writing – just no speech.

But what if you want speech sometimes?

You don’t want to keep having to open settings and turn the toolbar on. To help we have added a menu option. If you right-click on a selection you have made in a web page, Google Doc or PDF file: you’ll see an option for “Speak selected text”. This speaks the text you have highlighted. So you get no speech until you really want it, which is less distracting. It is also particularly useful in PDF files opened on Chromebooks where your organisation’s security settings prevent ClaroRead being able to open PDF files.

Finally we’ve also made reading in text areas, like most composition and edit boxes, smoother and more like the Windows and Mac experience. And Norwegian users get ClaroRead for Chromebook in Norwegian and with Norwegian letter sounds when typing.

Updates to ClaroRead for Chromebook 16 are free and automatic. Check out the release notes for more details.


Next up for ClaroRead for Chromebook is our super-helpful spellcheck!

Dyslexia Awareness Week: Enabling Technologies

Dyslexia is lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis. From October 1st, 2010, disability discrimination issues became covered by the Equality Act, and it is estimated that up to 1 in every 10 to 20 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia. Our products allow people to compensate for the reading and writing challenges that come with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Awareness Week is an annual event aimed to further understanding of Dyslexia, and is always a combined effort of ideas, publicity and events from many different organisations, associations, schools, work places and individuals.

This year it will take place from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October 2018 with World Dyslexia Awareness Day being celebrated on Thursday 4th October, focusing on the theme Enabling Technologies (Assistive Technology).

The British Dyslexia Association provide further information about the event.

British Dyslexia Association

Let’s make the most of DAW 2018 #21stCenturyDyslexia