Claro Software are at the first Leeds Dyslexia Festival this weekend!

Leeds Dyslexia Festival

Claro Software are going to Leeds for National Dyslexia Week on Saturday 29th September.

This event brings a fun day of awareness, education, support and resources to families and educators.

Come and see Aaron at our stand to test our latest assistive technology software and grab a freebie!

LOCATION

Leeds United
Elland Road
East Stand
Leeds
LS11 0ES

Book your FREE entry ticket on the Eventbrite link below.

Get Tickets!

ClaroRead for Mac 6.3 Released

ClaroRead for Mac 6.3 is now available!

ClaroRead for Mac will work with the new macOS version, Mojave (10.14).

One of the new security features of Mojave is that it will make sure you are aware of when apps are communicating with each other. This means you will have to allow ClaroRead to access the programs it’s trying to read from (e.g. Microsoft Word). Simply click OK and it won’t ask you again for that application.

ClaroRead’s study skills Extra, ClaroCapture, has been updated to include the option Capture Text from Screen. This lets you draw a box around some text on the screen and ClaroCapture will convert it to text and insert it as a new item. This feature is only available if you have ClaroRead also installed.

Another ClaroCapture improvement is that items captured using Capture highlighted text from Word will now keep their colours when using Export project to Word.

ClaroIdeas, our mind-mapping software, is now included with ClaroRead as standard.

We have some new Swedish only features too:

  • Language profiles allow you to switch between Swedish and English settings and resources (like voice and homophones) easily.
  • The Check button now checks compound words if you also have ClaroStava installed.

How To Update

Update to the latest version by downloading the installer from your Cloud account or by selecting Check for updates in ClaroRead for Mac’s menu bar.

System Requirements

  • Mac OSX 10.11 or above.
  • 2GB RAM.
  • 920MB hard disk space (ClaroRead Standard and Plus).
  • 620MB hard disk space (ClaroRead SE).
  • Plus 200MB-650MB for each voice.

Recommended:

  • Microsoft Word 2016.

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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
Cambridge
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

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

Sunderland
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. 

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We look forward to seeing you there!

#DSAworkshops

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!

#BristolZooDsa

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.

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New features in action:

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Improvements

  • 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.