ClaroRead is a highly effective, multi-sensory software solution for supporting reading and writing. Designed with maximum simplicity and flexibility for all ages and abilities, ClaroRead aids concentration and increases confidence.
ClaroRead Plus for Mac comes with a range of 80 high-quality text-to-speech voices across 25 languages. Here are samples of some of them:
Text to Speech
ClaroRead provides a single toolbar for use in Microsoft Word that combines a homophone and dictionary checker, font and spacing commands, a thesaurus, spell checker and save to audio or video function. All have clear graphic icons for ease of recognition.
Scan and Convert Files
With ClaroRead Plus the powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology means that any paper document or PDF file becomes accessible. Textbooks, photocopies and handouts are easily converted into Microsoft Word documents, Pages documents or accessible PDF files. The text can be spoken out loud by ClaroRead or edited. PDF files can also be unlocked and edited.
Scan from Screen
Select any text on the screen in any application to hear it read aloud - Google Books, inaccessible PDFs and web pages. The text is OCR'd to enable to you read anything at all.
Save to Audio
It is possible to convert any text into an audio file with a high quality voice. These files can then be uploaded to a music player such as an iPhone or iPod Touch. The files can also be listened back to using Media Player Software such as iTunes. It is quick and easy to do, allowing documents and web pages to be taken on the move.Save To Audio Function Save selected text as audio files to iTunes. Files can be named and indexed.
Spell check any text in any application, whether a web page, word document or PDF. ClaroRead provides a single Check button that combines a homophone dictionary, thesaurus, reference dictionary and spell checker, making the checking of the text and documents easier and more comprehensive.
ScreenRuler Screen Tinting Program
ScreenRuler allows part of the screen to be highlighted or underlined depending on the user's preference. ScreenRuler can assist users when viewing text on-screen. It provides a strip or ruler across the screen, which can have the contrast changed and have the background coloured or greyed out.
ClaroCapture Essay Writing Tool
ClaroCapture can collect text, audio and images from any document or web page, grouping it as a project file. The research file can be sent to Word, PowerPoint or ClaroIdeas, our latest ideas mapping software. It can also extract highlighted text from Microsoft Word documents. ClaroCapture is a great study skills tool.
ClaroRead contains a Word Prediction feature, which can be useful for certain computers users. ClaroRead uses a base prediction consisting of the most frequently used words in the English language. The dictionary learns as words are typed and rejects words that do not pass the automatic spell check.
- Word Prediction list automatically appears by cursor during typing.
- Prediction Window can be docked anywhere on the screen to use as a reference.
- Creation of multiple Prediction Dictionaries. Ideal for creating subject and curriculum specific dictionaries.
- Ability to rename and delete prediction dictionaries.
- Export word lists and turn off spell check when adding words.
- Learning words as you type and adding to the prediction dictionary.
- Mac OSX 10.11 or above
- 2GB RAM
- 920MB hard disk space
- Plus 200MB-650MB for each voice
Third party software requirements:
- Microsoft Word 2016