We have updated our online cross-platform Web App, ClaroSpeak Web. This release, which is available to all users immediately, focuses on ease-of-use and performance: we are all busy people and we need the tools we use to work smoothly and easily.
A big part of performance is letting you know that the App is doing what you have told it to do. First, when you use Speech Recognition, you will see the text you are dictating appearing as you say it, rather than in one lump at the end:
Second, when you are converting a file (PDF or image) so you can read the contents aloud and work with them, you’ll get more information that ClaroSpeak Web is processing and working.
We’ve also made ClaroSpeak Web better at opening Microsoft Word and Google Docs documents. Lists (bullet points) are better-displayed and easier to read and use.
Finally, if you start a new document but you’ve changed the original, you’ll be prompted to save it – simple, familiar, but a little tweak that stops you potentially losing work. We hope these tweaks make ClaroSpeak Web more enjoyable to use on your device – which of course can be any tablet, desktop, laptop or phone!
Speech Recognition is only supported in the Google Chrome browser on Windows, Chromebook, iOS and Android.