ClaroRead for Mac has been updated to V6.1. Download ClaroUp to update your version 6.0. Read on for more details.
New: Mac USB Creator
You can now use your ClaroRead Windows or Mac key to download and make your own version of ClaroRead for Mac on a USB drive. This is a great way to transport ClaroRead around to use on shared computers which might not have it installed. See the ClaroRead USB page for more information.
Improved: Scan from Paper
Rather than launching Image Capture, Scan from Paper now launches a scanner window for you to complete your scan and converts the scanned image immediately into the format and location of your choice.
Select “Scan from Paper” on the toolbar:
Select your scanner and click the Scan button:
When the scan is complete, choose the name, location and file type of the result. ClaroRead will remember these for future use:
View the Scanning tutorial video to find out more:
A New Integrated Optical Character Recognition engine – ClaroRead Plus for Mac now includes its own integrated optical character recognition engine which gives you the rapid Scan from Screen function to capture any inaccessible text, as well as quickly converting scanned files to accessible PDF, Word and text files.
New Scan from Paper feature – you can now quickly launch the MacOS Image Capture app and immediately get to scanning in physical documents and creating accessible, digital copies of them using “Scan to ClaroRead”*.
New Scan from PDF/File feature – using the new Scan from PDF/File feature you can convert PDF or image files to fully accessible formats, so that ClaroRead can then read aloud. You can also scan inaccessible files and create editable output formats, such as DOCX. Supported output formats are PDF, DOCX, TXT and RTF *.
New Scan from screen feature – with the new Scan from screen feature you can select an area of the screen to be read with your mouse and ClaroRead will quickly and accurately scan your chosen area and read it aloud. You can now instantly read anything on your screen as well as copy it to the clipboard.
Launch ClaroRead with PDF and image files. ClaroRead now supports opening of PDF and image files directly, so you can choose a PDF/image file, right-click and select Open With, choose ClaroRead and it will launch ClaroRead and start the file scanning process.
New extra app – ClaroSpeak. ClaroSpeak is a supportive reading and speaking app that read PDF files, Microsoft Word document, text files and more, aloud, with synchronised highlighting. When you open a document in ClaroSpeak, the text of the document gets copied in to the ClaroSpeak window and then you can also edit any text. ClaroSpeaks built-in text prediction and echo features can help you maintain accurate typing.
Fixed an issue that could cause text in Microsoft Word documents to be removed when speaking them and quickly moving/switching between different documents.
Fixed an issue where some prediction items were being spoken twice.
* indicates features only available in ClaroRead Plus
Another short but really useful video from the great Codpast blog goes through the stand-out features of ClaroRead for Windows PC. Proofing, reading, positioning the floating toolbar, shortcut keys, saving text to audio, spellchecking and homophone checking are all demonstrated in double-quick time.
A great article and recorded webinar by Arran Smith, a dyslexia expert and adult with dyslexia. A long-term ClaroRead user, he describes how ClaroRead can help with reading and spelling, benefits for school pupils, and use in exams.
ClaroRead for Mac V5 is the latest version of our reading and writing support tool for Mac. ClaroRead for Mac is designed to support individuals who struggle with reading and writing. Users of any age and level of ability will have a world of information unlocked through ClaroRead.
New in ClaroRead for Mac V5
Nuance Vocalizer Voices
ClaroRead for Mac now includes 8 high quality Nuance Vocalizer Voices. Click on the following links to hear audio samples of the voices.
ClaroRead Plus and Standard include 8 high quality voices.
ClaroRead for Mac, the reading and writing support solution, has been fully updated to V4.2. With new features and updates, ClaroRead for Mac V4.2 will assist users even further.
Readiris Pro 12
Included in ClaroRead for Mac V4.2 is Readiris Pro 12, the powerful OCR software solution. Readiris Pro 12 can easily convert textbooks, photocopies and handouts into Microsoft Word documents. The text can then be spoken out by ClaroRead or edited. PDF files can also be unlocked and edited, making a wealth of material accessible to every student, regardless of the format.
ClaroRead for Mac ’08 (Version 2) Is Now Shipping – Full support for Office 2008. ClaroRead for Mac is easy-to-use and provides the perfect integrated tool for use with Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008. Since ClaroRead for Mac ’08 is closely integrated with Microsoft Word, Safari and other Mac applications, almost any accessible text can be spoken aloud.
UPDATED VERSION NOW SHIPPING! ClaroRead for Mac has just moved to the ’08 version (version 2), and includes 3 high quality Acapela British English voices, Graham, Peter and Lucy. ClaroRead for Mac ’08 has been fully tested with the new Apple OSX Leopard 10.5, and MicroSoft Office 2008, as well as working on prior versions of OSX and Word 2004.
If you are a ClaroRead Mac V1 or 1.5 user, and upgrade to Microsoft Office for Mac 2008, you should contact us for a free update.