Dyslexia Awareness Week: Enabling Technologies

Dyslexia is lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis. From October 1st, 2010, disability discrimination issues became covered by the Equality Act, and it is estimated that up to 1 in every 10 to 20 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia. Our products allow people to compensate for the reading and writing challenges that come with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Awareness Week is an annual event aimed to further understanding of Dyslexia, and is always a combined effort of ideas, publicity and events from many different organisations, associations, schools, work places and individuals.

This year it will take place from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October 2018 with World Dyslexia Awareness Day being celebrated on Thursday 4th October, focusing on the theme Enabling Technologies (Assistive Technology).

The British Dyslexia Association provide further information about the event.

British Dyslexia Association

Let’s make the most of DAW 2018 #21stCenturyDyslexia

New Support Tool to Help you Change the License Key on your Windows Machine

Sometimes a site licencee will need to change the licence key under which ClaroRead is deployed, typically for software audits. Of course, we are happy to work with customers to make this as painless as possible.

One thing we’ve been asked is for the ability to change the licence key on a particular machine. We’ve therefore created a small utility, “Licence Key Changer”, that lets you enter a new licence key for any of the Claro programs installed on your Windows machine.

You can access the License Key Changer from our Support Toolkit.

 

Claro Software is now Cyber Essentials Certified!

We are excited to announce that as of today, we are now Cyber Essentials certified.

Cyber Essentials Badge

Not sure what Cyber Essentials is?

Cyber Essentials helps to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrates our commitment to cyber security.

Our systems and software meet the following requirements under five technical control themes:

  • firewalls
  • secure configuration
  • user access control
  • malware protection
  • patch management

Our certification reassures you that our defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Cyber Essentials Cert

Find out more about Cyber Essentials here.

 

AT Roadshow Events 2018

Claro Software, Inspiration and Nuance have teamed up to go on the road to give DSA Assessors and HE Disability Officers the opportunity to gain free CPD on their products, as well an opportunity to network with fellow professionals.

Where and when?

The CPD roadshows will run from 9.30-1.30pm on:
• 26th June – York (Mansion House)
• 27th June – Coventry University (Techno Centre)
• 28th June – London (Westminster – Central Hall)

The event will include the following presentations:

Claro Software: Supporting students on every device
From ClaroRead for Windows and Mac to our great apps for iPad, iPhone and Android, get updates on the latest versions of all our Claro Software programs and real-world examples of how they are used to help students achieve all they can.

Inspiration Software: Inspiration Maps for iOS
Demonstration of Inspiration Maps, the most intuitive and powerful visual thinking and learning app on iPad and iPhone. Inspiration Maps can be used to help students with specific learning difficulties brainstorm, mind map, plan, take notes and write essays, making it ideal for use in lectures, classes and field trips, where a laptop is less convenient.

Nuance: Getting the most out of Dragon
Get the latest news and a detailed demo of the world-class best speech recognition solution, Dragon Professional. Hints and tips for getting the most out of this powerful tool, including proofing, transcription, and mobile. Try it out yourself and learn how it works.

Presentation by our guest Assistive Technology Service Provider
Microlink (London), Invate (Coventry) and iansyst (York).

Click here for the full agenda.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and a free copy of;
• Inspiration Maps
• ClaroRead Pro for Windows and Mac and all our Apps

Why attend?

Find out the very latest information about our roadshow products and ask the questions you need answering, to ensure that your organisation is offering the best product solutions to your students.

Booking

Spaces are limited, so click here to make your booking.

We hope to see you there!

Claro Software at the ADSHE Annual Conference

Claro Software will be attending the ADSHE Annual Conference: ‘Labels v. Inclusive Practice – A Rose by any Other Name’ on Friday 22nd June 2018.

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.

Register for the annual ADSHE conference

We hope to see you there!

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Event Location: 
Aston University
Aston St
Birmingham
B4 7ET

Claro Software at ASL & Technology Conference 2018

Claro Software will be attending the ASL & Technology Conference. This conference of technology assists students with Additional Support Needs.

We will be attending the event in Altens Hotel in Aberdeen on Wednesday 13th June 2018, as well as the event at CALL Scotland in Edinburgh on Thursday 14th June 2018. 

We are glad to invite you to come to our workshops and visit our stand, see our latest products and meet our team. We will have demonstrations of all our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad like ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Register now. 

We look forward to meeting you there!

The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

Event Location: 
9:00am – 3:30pm
The Aberdeen Altens Hotel,
Souter Head Rd,
Aberdeen
AB12 3LF

CALL Scotland

Event Location: 
9:00am – 3:30pm
The University of Edinburgh,
Paterson’s Land,
Holyrood Road,
Edinburgh
EH8 8AQ

ClaroSpeak iOS 3.0 Released

Version 3 of our ClaroSpeak for iOS app was released towards the end of May 2018 and brought with it lots of great new features and improvements.  For a complete list of these changes, you can check the release notes here: ClaroSpeak 3.0 release notes.

One of the biggest changes gives everyone access to all of the iOS system voices, free of charge.  This means you can now choose male and female variants for different voice languages, as well as accessing higher-quality versions and the Siri voices.

Another change saw the font and colour options now being accessible from the keyboard:

font and colour button

font and colour button

This change not only lets you change these settings more quickly, but it also lets you see the changes as they are applied, so you can be sure to choose the right settings for you:

settings in real time

settings in real time

One of the best new features in V3 is the addition of the “Read with ClaroSpeak” web extension.  This lets you choose a webpage from Safari, or other browsers, and then have that web page read back to you with highlighting.  You can access this new extension from the Share menu in your browser app:

accessing "Read with ClaroSpeak" button

accessing “Read with ClaroSpeak” button

You can then tap on some text to set the start point and tap the play button and the text will be spoken back with highlighting so you can follow the text as it is being spoken:

speech with highlighting

speech with highlighting

Read more

 

Claro Software at Edinburgh Zoo in May for Events by Iansyst

Claro Software will be attending an event by Iansyst at Edingburgh Zoo on Wednesday 30th May, there is a Needs Assessor Day. 

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.

Register for the event here!

We hope to see you there!

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Location:
Edinburgh Zoo
134 Corstorphine Rd
Edinburgh
EH12 6TS

Claro Software at Getting AT Ready 2018

Claro Software will be attending the Getting AT Ready 2018 event on Thursday 17th May 2018. This year the topic is: From School to Employment – Using AT to Transition Your Students.

Getting AT Ready is in association with Edinburgh Napier University and is brought to you by ARC Scotland and Sight and Sound Technology.

We will be happy to meet you at our stand where we can show you our latest products. We will have demonstrations of all our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad, such as ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Register for the Getting AT Ready event

We hope to see you there!

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Claro Software at ATEC London 2018

Claro Software will be attending the ATEC London conference on Thursday 3rd May 2018. This is a conference aimed at disability professionals and technologists involved in post 16 education and the work place.

Come and see us at our stand where we can show you our latest products. We’ll have demonstrations of all our software including the latest ClaroRead for Windows and our great Apps for iPhone and iPad like ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen.

Register now for the ATEC London conference

We look forward to seeing you there!

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