With all the main features of ClaroRead for PC, ClaroRead for Mac is the ideal literacy support tool for Mac users. ClaroRead for Mac can read practically any on-screen text out loud, and is perfectly integrated with Microsoft Word. With ClaroRead Plus, scanned books and documents are read back with complete clarity.
A wide range of visual tools are included to colour, highlight and focus on text as it is spoken by the computer. ClaroRead improves written accuracy with an enhanced spell check, homophone check and thesaurus. Words can also be spoken back as they are typed.
ClaroRead is easily customised to suit individual needs making it the ideal companion for learning and working.
ClaroRead speaks back text as it is typed, allowing a user to check and proofread work quickly and easily. Text can be spoken at any point by highlighting individual sections of text and pressing the Play button – great for proofreading.
Integration With Microsoft Word, Apple Pages and Safari
ClaroRead provides a single toolbar for use in Microsoft Word, Pages and Safari that combines a homophone and dictionary checker, font and spacing commands, thesaurus, spell checker and save to audio or video function. All have clear graphic icons for ease of recognition.
Font And Colour
When working in Microsoft Word or Pages, ClaroRead’s Font button allows the font size, type and colour of the whole document to be modified easily.
Visual highlighting works in Microsoft Word and Pages. The Word Trail feature makes words colour progressively as they are spoken by ClaroRead.
Text character, line and paragraph spacing using Microsoft Word and Pages requires some detailed knowledge. ClaroRead makes it simple to space out text in Microsoft Word.
Homophones are words that are pronounced the same even if they differ in spelling or meaning, such as ‘pair’ and ‘pear’.
Spell check any text in any application, whether a web page, word document or PDF. ClaroRead provides a single Check button that combines a homophone dictionary, thesaurus, reference dictionary and spell checker, making the checking of the text and documents easier and more comprehensive.
Scan And Convert Files
With ClaroRead Plus the powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology means that any paper document or PDF file becomes accessible. Through Readiris Pro 12, textbooks, photocopies and handouts are easily converted into Microsoft Word documents, Pages documents or accessible PDF files. The text can be spoken out loud by ClaroRead or edited. PDF files can also be unlocked and edited.
Word Prediction And Training
ClaroRead contains a Word Prediction feature, which can be useful for certain computer users. ClaroRead uses a base prediction dictionary consisting of the most frequently used words in the English language. The dictionary learns as words are typed and rejects words that do not pass the automatic spell check.
Save To Audio
It is possible to convert any text into an audio file with a high quality voice. These files can then be uploaded to a music player such as an iPhone, iPod Touch and Nano, Nokia, Android and Walkman phones. The files can also be listened back to using Media Player Software such as iTunes. It is quick and easy to do, allowing documents and web pages to be taken on the move.
ClaroRead includes a range of applications and utilities to enrich the toolkit available. These features can be accessed at any time if required for a particular task or assignment.