Claro Software supports reading and writing in 30 different languages
Come to stand H410 and see what Claro can offer to learners of all ages and stages
At Bett 2016 assistive technology specialist Claro Software is showcasing its popular family of products for those who need support with reading and writing. The team is also demonstrating its exciting new product Claro ScanPen which is being used to replace human readers in examinations.
Claro provides solutions for schools, universities and the workplace. The company has a range of products which can help people with dyslexia, learning disabilities and visual impairment.
Claro’s flagship product, ClaroRead, is one of the most highly recommended reading and writing support tools for PC and Mac users all around the world. It reads text in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and twenty-four other languages.
ClaroRead reads Microsoft Word, email, web pages, Adobe Acrobat Reader, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, and Google Chrome with speech and highlighting so users can follow the text as it is read out by high-quality human-sounding voices. ClaroRead is available for Mac or PC.
ClaroRead Cloud is a popular choice for universities, business organisations and those schools that have adopted Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). It runs in a web browser on a laptop, tablet or phone and requires no installation!
Claro Apps for iPad and iPhone are used world-wide by thousands of Apple users to read back text in Word documents, PDF files and web pages with high-quality speech, and can be found in the iOS App Store.
Examinations dominate the news and teachers' lives all year round. At Hereford Sixth Form College they are using ClaroRead. At present 15 students are using it for class tests and for the mock exams and it will be set up in Learning Support for the final exams. Financially, it is an ideal solution for the college as they won't need to pay for readers or an extra invigilator. 'It's been all systems go,' said Learning Support Assessor Shaneagh Moriarty, 'Their faces light up when they see what it can do. All the students who have tried it have been very positive.'