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|ClaroRead for Mac is a highly effective multi-sensory software solution for supporting Mac users who struggle with reading, writing and learning. Designed with maximum simplicity, adaptability and flexibility, users of any age and level of ability will have a powerful proofreading, text speaking solution in ClaroRead for Mac.
|ClaroRead provides text to speech support tools that allow computer users to read and write independently. By making a computer speak any text with a human voice, text documents can be proofed out loud along with web pages, e-mails and any other text.
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==Description==
==Installation Instructions==
ClaroRead for Mac provides the tools to give Mac users independence and accuracy in written work. It can reduce reliance on tutors and support staff by providing accurate high quality proofreading and turning any text in audio for listening.
*You will need the license key available on the ClaroRead software download page in the Student Download Center.
*Bundle package includes two voices with installation. Additional voices can be downloaded from the Student Download Center.
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ClaroRead for Mac is easy-to-use and provides the perfect integrated tool for use with Microsoft Word 2004 and 2008. Since ClaroRead for Mac is closely integrated with Microsoft Word, Safari and other Mac applications, any accessible text can be spoken aloud.
==Getting Started==
 
*To read PDF files in Adobe Reader click your mouse pointer to where you want to start reading from. Click the Play button to start to read the document from there onwards.
==Key Features==
*Close integration with Microsoft Word and web browsers means you can click and play at any point in a document or web page.
*Fully compatible with OS X, including Leopard and Microsoft Word 2004 and 2008
*When used in Microsoft Word you can quickly and easily change the font size, colors and spacing and any word can be checked for definition and meaning with a single click on the ClaroRead toolbar.
*When used in Microsoft Word you can quickly and easily change the font size, colors and spacing and any word can be checked for definition and meaning with a single click on the ClaroRead for Mac toolbar
*The toolbar also features a homophone checking tool which highlights these tricky words which sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings.
*The toolbar also features a homophone checking tool which highlights these tricky words which sound alike but are spelt differently and have different meanings.
*Have the voice echo characters, words, sentences while typing (all applications).
*Have the voice echo characters, words, sentences while typing (all applications)
*Includes a pronunciation editor for changing how the voice pronounces words.
*Includes a pronunciation editor for changing how the voice pronounces words


==Training==
==Training==


<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Printable resources</h3>
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! align="left"|Videos
:[http://www.clarodownloads.com/help/manuals/ClaroReadMac-3.0-en.pdf ClaroRead for Mac User's Guide]
! align="left"|Manuals and Guides
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Audio/Video Resources</h3>
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:[http://www.screencast.com/t/mGAgLgme Reading a PDF file with ClaroRead for Mac]  
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:[http://www.screencast.com/t/4JqRrNWrX Reading a Microsoft Word Document with ClaroRead]  
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ1AB6K7vBE The ClaroRead Toolbar]  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaLBDv_1QYY Voice Selection]
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Practice/Simulation</h3>
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k9JzqBBYf4 Font Features]
::''Under construction. Please check back later for these resources.''
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGEto-TAEpo Spacing Features]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsuJ8HteYKQ Word Prediction Feature]
==Troubleshooting==
*[[image:YouTubeLogo.png|YouTube Logo]][http://www.youtube.com/user/ClaroSoftware#p/c/6A56FD6BFA9B4F9D Tutorials]  
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">System Reguirements</h3>
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:''Essential'':
*[http://www.clarodownloads.com/documents/CR_userguide_10_low.pdf ClaroRead User's Guide]
::Mac OS X version 10.4 or later, 60 MB of free disk space, CD-ROM drive, Microsoft Word 2008 (or 2004) for Mac
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:''Recommended'':
::Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac
::Note: Highlight word by word requires Apple OSX 10.5
 
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Q: The Mouse Hover option is selected but nothing gets read out under the mouse pointer, why? Also, keyboard echo is not working.</h3>
 
::A: This may be because you have not enabled access for assistive devices. To rectify this, select the Apple symbol in the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences. Now select 'Universal Access' towards the bottom right: [[image:universalaccess.png|Universal Access icon]]
 
::The following screen will appear:
::[[image:enableaccess.png|300px|Enable Access Settings box]]
 
 
::Ensure the checkbox "Enable access for assistive devices" is checked.
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Q: Why does nothing happen when I press the keyboard shortcut for Play and Stop?</h3>
 
::A: For these shortcuts to work you need to have 'Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys' checked in System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse:
 
::[[image:functionkeys.png|300px|Keyboard and Mouse Settings]]
 
 
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Q: How can I decrease character/line/paragraph spacing?</h3>
 
::A: Character, line and paragraph spacing is on a cycle, keep increasing the spacing and once the maximum is reached, the spacing will return to the default.
 
 
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Q: How can I reset the settings in ClaroRead?</h3>


::A: To reset the ClaroRead settings, delete the corresponding file:
==Troublshooting==
''No known issues at this time''


::*ClaroRead Settings: /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/com.claro.Claroread.settings
[[Category:Disability Service Provider]]
::*Pronunciation list: /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/com.claro.Claroread.pronounce
::*Homophones list: /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/com.claro.Claroread.homophones.xml

Latest revision as of 08:00, 8 September 2018

ClaroRead for PC
ClaroRead icon ClaroRead provides text to speech support tools that allow computer users to read and write independently. By making a computer speak any text with a human voice, text documents can be proofed out loud along with web pages, e-mails and any other text.
 

Installation Instructions

  • You will need the license key available on the ClaroRead software download page in the Student Download Center.
  • Bundle package includes two voices with installation. Additional voices can be downloaded from the Student Download Center.
 

Getting Started

  • To read PDF files in Adobe Reader click your mouse pointer to where you want to start reading from. Click the Play button to start to read the document from there onwards.
  • Close integration with Microsoft Word and web browsers means you can click and play at any point in a document or web page.
  • When used in Microsoft Word you can quickly and easily change the font size, colors and spacing and any word can be checked for definition and meaning with a single click on the ClaroRead toolbar.
  • The toolbar also features a homophone checking tool which highlights these tricky words which sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings.
  • Have the voice echo characters, words, sentences while typing (all applications).
  • Includes a pronunciation editor for changing how the voice pronounces words.

Training

Videos Manuals and Guides

Troublshooting

No known issues at this time