ClaroSpeak is available now for iPad and iPhone
ClaroSpeak™ is the first assistive technology app from Claro Software, available on iOS for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. ClaroSpeak is a high quality text-to-speech reader capable of speaking any accessible text with a range of human high quality voices. ClaroSpeak offers the option of visual highlighting in sync with the spoken words – and a great range of colour and font settings to allow for optimum reading. ClaroSpeak is available in a wide range of languages and voices, for different countries, via the Apple App Store. ClaroSpeak is a quality app for proofreading text through listening, helping with reading and literacy development and creating audio files from any text.
Text in the workspace can be spoken back once typed into ClaroSpeak. Users can check text and proofread quickly and easily. Text from a document, email, web page or PDF can be copied into ClaroSpeak to be read back or quickly edited.
The iPad 3 and iPhone 4S come with built-in speech recognition, so text can be dictated directly into ClaroSpeech and listened back to ensure it is right.
ClaroSpeak can save any text as an audio file using the same high quality voice so it can be emailed, put into a playlist to listen to later or transferred to another computer.
High Quality Voices
Choose from a number of high quality Nuance Vocalizer voices. The voice can be made to speak faster or slower as suits the user.
The voices are all part of the ClaroSpeak app, so ClaroSpeak works perfectly whether online or not, and using it does not count against your data allowance.
Click here to hear audio samples of the voices
Text is highlighted as the document is read back. Highlighting allows users to coordinate reading and listening. ClaroSpeak lets users pick the colour and style of highlighting – word or sentence – required. Read quickly or slowly depending on the user’s requirements. Read emails, web pages, Word documents (doc and docx), Pages documents and PDFs all with highlighting.
There are four highlighting modes to choose from: Word by Word highlighting, Word Trail highlighting, Sentence highlighting or no highlighting. The Word Trail feature makes words colour progressively as they are spoken by ClaroSpeak.
Font and Colour
Change the font size, colour or use a more-readable font to maximise ease-of-reading – some people find high contrast easier to read, especially if they have a visual impairment, while some people with print impairments like dyslexia find low contrast text better. The font size, type and colour of the workspace can be modified easily in the settings, making ClaroSpeak easily adaptable to different users’ needs.
Save to Audio
Convert any text into an audio file with a high quality voice. This is quick and easy, allowing documents and web pages to be listened to on the move. Great for proofreading on the go.
Text created within ClaroSpeak can be emailed, sent via SMS, or copied and pasted into a web page, like a job advert form – great to help ensure everything is right. The Apple spell check works in ClaroSpeak too, further helping accuracy.
Free App For Assessors
We are giving away 25 free ClaroSpeak apps to assessors. If you are an assessor and would like to try out our app please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org