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ClaroRead Mac

ClaroRead Mac supports reading and writing. Designed to be simple, easy-to-use and flexible, ClaroRead aids concentration and increases confidence. You can read any on-screen text out loud and improve your writing in Microsoft Word. ClaroRead Mac (Plus version) also lets you scan and convert paper books and documents so you can read them aloud too.

Help Page / Manual:  https://www.clarosoftware.com/help/claroread-mac/

Needs and Challenges Addressed:

  • Focus and concentration
  • Motivation and interest
  • Confidence
  • Visual tracking for editing
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling and mechanics
  • Organization of thoughts and concepts

AGES

4-8, 9-12, 13-17, 18+

TOOL TYPE

Software

COMPATIBILITY

Mac

PRICING OPTIONS

$51-100, $101-500, $501+

Reading:


Reads Microsoft Word with speech and highlighting so you can follow the text as it is read out by high-quality human-sounding speech.

Reads PDF files with speech and highlighting with the included ClaroSpeak Mac App.

Reads text in email, webpages, and any other program you want by selecting with the mouse, pointing with the mouse, or capturing from the screen.

Read paper documents with scanning (OCR) in ClaroRead Plus

Reads English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and twenty-four other languages with 80 different voices and accents so you can listen to a voice you like.

Choose highlighting by word, by sentence, any colour, and lots of combinations so you can get just the right one for you.


Word prediction:


Suggest words as you type to help with spelling and writing.

Prediction all speaks so you can choose the word you want by hearing it.Learn new predictions as you type or train it in a particular subject.


Writing:


Listen back to your text after you have written – hear mistakes you can’t spot when you read.Listen to each word or sentence as you type so you can hear mistakes immediately.


Spellcheck:


Speaking spellcheck lets you select the word you want by hearing the alternatives.

Support for homophones and easily-confused words like “there” and “their” and “they’re” including images to help you select the correct word.

Advanced phonetic, dyslexic and problem spelling corrections like “neel” (kneel) and “necessary”.

Check anywhere, in Mail or Safari or Chrome, not just Microsoft Word. Add your own confusing and problem words to help you proofread.


Dictionary:


Speaking dictionary for any word in any program. Check words online for more information.


Visual:


Change the font to something you find easier to read in prediction and Microsoft Word documents with a single click.

Increase line spacing to stop you getting lost between lines.

Increase space between paragraphs to help separate and understand them.

Increase character spacing to reduce “rivers of white” and help with reading.

Make text bigger to make it easier to read and make each line shorter.

Select colours for text and background that are best for you.


Listening later:


Read text into an audio file to listen to later (on your ‘phone, on the move, for study).


Scanning (OCR) – ClaroRead Plus:


Convert paper documents, documents like Pages or Word or PDF or images, into text, PDF, Word and many other formats for reading and annotation later.

Turn paper and PDFs into plain text for study or annotation.


Dictation:


(ClaroRead Plus only)

Write down the text you speak using the dictation feature.

Automatically listen to your dictated text after each sentence from Microsoft Word, Pages or TextEdit.