ClaroRead for Mac V6.1 Released

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:

More information

There are many more improvements and fixes. More information can be found in the ClaroRead for Mac V6.1 Release Notes.

Useful links

ClaroRead for Mac V6 Release Notes

What’s New in V6.0?

  • 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.

Bug fixes

  • 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

System Requirements

ClaroRead SE/Standard/Plus for Mac:

  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • 850MB of disk space
  • 200MB-650MB for each voice


  • Microsoft Word 2008, 2011, 2016
  • Pages ‘09 (V4)

ClaroRead Pro for Mac:

  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • 1.3GB of disk space
  • 200MB-650MB for each voice


  • Microsoft Word 2008, 2011, 2016
  • Pages ‘09 (V4)

“DYSboxing 8: ClaroRead Text-to-Speech Software Review”

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.

Want to try ClaroRead out yourself? Download a free 15-day ClaroRead trial to try on your computer.

ClaroRead for Mac V5.3 Released

ClaroRead V5.3 is now released! Update using ClaroUp. Below is a list of what’s new:

  • Fully compatible with the new Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system.
  • Prediction window size can now be adjusted (drag the bottom right corner of the window). This will increase/decrease the font size of the suggestions.
  • Updated Vocalizer Expressive voice selection. See ‘ClaroRead’ > ‘Download more Claro voices’ in the ClaroRead file menu.
  • ClaroView’s screen overlay now works over multiple monitors.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

ClaroRead for Mac V5

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.

ClaroRead for Mac V5

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  Standard USB includes 4 high quality voices.

Apple Pages
ClaroRead for Mac supports speech in Pages. Features supported include the homophone checker and highlighting features.

Check Anywhere Feature
The Check Anywhere feature allows users to spell check any text in any application, whether it is a web page, document or PDF.

Improved in ClaroRead for Mac V5

Check Window Feature
The Check Window feature now includes extras such as a dictionary definition of the chosen word and context box. The Check Window also displays the meaning and Synonyms of a chosen word.

Dock Icon Feature
Control the functions of ClaroRead including Play, Stop and Save to Audio through the dock icon. Access the main features of ClaroRead even when the application is minimised.

Prediction Feature
The Prediction feature has been enhanced and can now be used when typing in any application, such as the web browser or TextEdit.

To find out more, go to the ClaroRead for Mac V5 Web Page

ClaroRead for Mac V4.2 Now Shipping

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.

To find out more about ClaroRead for Mac V4.2 go to the ClaroRead for Mac Web Page

ClaroRead for Mac ‘08 Now Shipping – Full support for Office 2008

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.

ClaroRead Mac ‘08 Toolbar

Read the full details here