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ClaroRead Windows

ClaroRead Windows supports reading and writing. ClaroRead is a simple, easy-to-use and flexible software program that helps you to read, write, study, sit exams, and increase your confidence. You can read any on-screen text out loud and improve your writing in Microsoft Word. ClaroRead Plus and Pro also let you read aloud scanned paper books and documents.

Help Page / Manual:

Needs and Challenges Addressed:

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


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






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


Reads Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer with speech and highlighting so you can follow the text as it is read out by high-quality human-sounding speech.

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). ClaroRead Plus and Pro only.

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.

Choice of high-frequency, many subject-specific, and huge prediction dictionaries.

Phonetic prediction – type “n”, see “knowledge” suggested.

Learn new predictions as you type or train it in a particular subject.

Dragon Professional:

Echo back text recognised by Dragon as it appears on your computer screen so you know it is right.


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.


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 email or Google Chrome, not just Microsoft Word.


Speaking dictionary for any word in any program with over 300,000 English definitions.

Thesaurus to help with comprehension.


Change font and text to make it easier to read.

Change screen colours to reduce contrast and make reading more comfortable.

Listening later:

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

Screen capture:

Make any text displayed on the screen read aloud, including online eBooks and presentations.

Scanning (OCR):

ClaroRead Plus and Pro only.

Use industry-leading OmniPage technology to convert printed documents and image files into PDF, Word and many other formats for reading and annotation later.

Create accessible PDF files with reading order.


(ClaroRead Plus and Pro 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.

iPad, iPhone & Android Apps:

Included with ClaroRead (Plus and Pro only) - ClaroPDF, Claro ScanPen, ClaroSpeak.