CLARO, the assistive software specialist, is to exhibit at the world’s leading educational information and communications technology event, BETT. Claro Software is the company behind products including ClaroRead, ClaroRead for Mac and ClaroLingo, along with the innovative Claro USB pen drive. The company specialises in software which supports students struggling with reading, writing and learning, by reading text out loud from a wide variety of different programmes including internet and word processor documents. BETT is the leading event for educational software firms, with more than 20 years dedicated to showcasing the best in

UK and international products, resources and practices. It attracts 700 educational suppliers and close to 30,000 visitors for the four day event. BETT takes place from January 9-12 2008, at the Olympia,

London. Claro Software will be showcasing its most exciting new products at BETT 2008 on stand SN50, including ClaroRead for Mac (‘08) which uniquely works alongside Dragon Naturally Speaking 9, the world’s best selling speech recognition software, allowing it to be used on Macs for the first time. Visitors to BETT will be able to see demonstrations of ClaroRead for Mac on stand ??? at 2pm on Wednesday, January 9 and at 11.45am on Thursday and Friday, January 10 and 11.

ClaroRead (2008) provides the perfect integrated tool for use with Apple Mac OSX, including OSX Leopard 10.5, and works with Safari and other Mac applications to allow virtually any text to be spoken aloud. Also on show will be the new ClaroLingo, a dedicated program for those who are learning English as an additional language or who need support in English. It also supports a wide range of languages including Mandarin, Japanese, Polish and Spanish. The Claro USB pen drive allows quick and easy access to Claro’s assistive software without the need for complicated network changes – it simply plugs into a computer in schools, colleges and libraries. The USB pen drive allows text to be highlighted and read aloud from documents including web pages or emails; allows fonts and spacing to be altered to make text more readable; and PDF files to be converted to Microsoft Word documents so users can hear and edit them. ENDS. All media enquiries, please contact: Michael Gregory or

Ben Hewes, Freshfield PR01772 888400 or (firstname)@freshfield.com