Apple macOS 11 Big Sur

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Apple macOS 11 Big Sur is going to be released in Autumn 2020.

ClaroRead Mac 8 is fully compatible with Big Sur. If you have an earlier version, please update it by selecting Check for updates in the ClaroRead menu, or download the latest version through your Claro account.

As ClaroRead Mac works alongside other applications, the very first time you run it on your Mac, you will initially see quite a few security messages, but once they have been accepted, you won’t see them again. In this post we have documented the different types of messages you will receive and why you’ll see them.


ClaroRead Plus wants access to control [app name]. Allowing control will provide access to documents and data in [app name], and to perform actions within that app.

ClaroRead Plus wants access to control Microsoft Word. Allowing control will provide access to documents and data in Microsoft Word, and to perform actions within that app.

This message will appear in the following circumstances:

  1. On the very first launch of ClaroRead. It will prompt to control System Events and System Preferences. This is because ClaroRead needs you to enable it in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility (see the next section for why) and wants to take you to the correct pane in System Preferences.
  2. When you have ClaroRead running and first click on Word, TextEdit or Pages. This is because ClaroRead works alongside these apps to retrieve and speak, or spellcheck, the text in these document-based apps.

Enabling ClaroRead in Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility

You need to make sure ClaroRead is checked in the Accessibility section to enable the following features of ClaroRead to work:

  1. Speak when mouse selects
  2. Speak on mouse hover
  3. Prediction
  4. Keyboard echo (characters, words, sentences)

You will need to click on the padlock in the bottom left and enter your password to be able to check ClaroRead in this panel. Once checked, please restart ClaroRead.

Mac System Preferences - Accessibility, ClaroRead checked

“ClaroRead Plus” would like to record this computer’s screen.

"ClaroRead Plus" would like to record this computer’s screen.

This security dialog will be displayed the first time you select to Scan from Screen. When Scan from Screen is selected, ClaroRead needs your permission to take a screenshot picture, which it will then convert to text. Select Open System Preferences to go to the Screen Recording section. Ensure ClaroRead is checked and select Quit now when prompted.

Mac System Preferences - Screen Recording, ClaroRead checked