ClaroRead is a simple, easy-to-use and flexible software program that helps you to read, write, study, and increases your confidence. You can read any on-screen text out loud and improve your writing in Microsoft Word. ClaroRead Plus and Pro also lets you read aloud scanned paper books and documents with complete clarity.
Claro Ideas: Easy to use mind mapping and idea capturing tool
Screen Ruler: Reading ruler and screen color tinter. Helps anyone who has problems keeping focus while reading
Claro Capture Study tool: Capture images and text from web pages and documents to help write essays and organize references
Claro AudioNote: Record lectures straight into your handouts, make voice notes, and listen back to recordings made on popular devices
Claro Voice Setup: Download and install any of 80 voices in 30 languages
All versions of ClaroRead include the following:
ClaroRead is available in three versions — ClaroRead Standard, ClaroRead Plus and ClaroRead Professional.
ClaroRead Standard includes high-quality text-to-speech voices, word prediction, talking dictionary, spellcheck, ScreenRuler screen tinting software and ClaroCapture study skills software on a basic toolbar.
ClaroRead Plus has also the basic features of the Standard program but also converts scanned documents and PDF image files into text using the integrated OmniPage Scan and OCR engine. It also echoes text dictated using Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software (not supplied within the package).
ClaroRead Pro has all of the Plus features but also includes powerful new technology that will scan and convert any publication, even other PDF's into an editable PDF that can be read out loud in Adobe Reader with color highlighting. This means there is no reason to rescan existing electronic files as is required with other related color highlighting and scan programs. ClaroRead Pro ensures that any scanned or inaccessible document will be perfectly reproduced with all pictures, diagrams, columns and text intact.
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Reads Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, OpenOffice/LibreOffice 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 color, and lots of combinations so you can get just the right one for you
Word prediction feature 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
Echo back text recognized by Dragon NaturallySpeaking 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 Mail or Safari or 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 colors to reduce contrast and make reading more comfortable
Read text into an audio or video file to listen to later (on your 'phone, on the move, for study)
Scanning (OCR) is available on ClaroRead Plus and ClaroRead Pro with industry-leading Omnipage technology to convert printed documents and image files into PDF, Word and many other formats for reading and annotation later. Users can also create accessible PDF files with reading order
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2
500MB hard disk space plus 150-500MB for each voice
Microsoft Word 2007, Word 2010 or Word 2013
Sound card supporting text-to-speech
Scanner supporting TWAIN or WIA (Plus and Pro)