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|ClaroRead is a highly effective multi-sensory software solution for supporting any computer user who struggles with reading and writing - perhaps due to dyslexia or other conditions. It is designed and crafted by experts, and provides a quality text to speech tool that is simple to use.
|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 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. ClaroRead can reduce reliance on teachers, partners, support staff and parents by giving its user the opportunity to achieve the same standards as everyone else.
*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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==Key Features==
==Getting Started==
*Close integration with Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007, and Internet Explorer 6 and 7 means you can click and play at any point in a document or web page.
*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.
*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.
*Close integration with Microsoft Word and web browsers means you can click and play at any point in a document or web page.
*The toolbar also features a homophone checking tool which highlights these tricky words which sound alike but are spelt differently and have different meanings.
*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).
*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.
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==Training==
==Training==


<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Printable resources</h3>
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:[http://help.clarodownloads.com/manuals/ClaroRead-2008-en.pdf ClaroRead User's Guide]
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<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Audio/Video Resources</h3>
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*[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 Requirements</h3>
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:Windows Vista, XP
*[http://www.clarodownloads.com/documents/CR_userguide_10_low.pdf ClaroRead User's Guide]
:Sound Card
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:512 MB RAM or more is recommended
:250MB Hard Disk Space Maximum Required
:Scanner Supporting TWAIN or WIA Drivers requried for Scan2Text scan from paper.
:Microsoft Word 2000, XP, 2003 or 2007 recommended
 
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Q: "It's not reading anything any more!" or "I press Play and everything flashes really quickly in Word but no speech"</h3>
 
# Download and run [http://www.help.clarodownloads.com/SAPI5Test.exe SAPI5Test.exe] - If none of the voices work, go to Step 2.
# Open Control Panel > "Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices"> "Speech". If the Speech panel does not appear, Try Cure Number 2 first.
# If it does appear, switch to the Microsoft Sam voice. Click the Preview button: no sound is produced, or an error message results. Try Cure Number 3 first.
# If Microsoft Sam works, but some or all of the RealSpeak Solo voices (e.g. ScanSoft Daniel_Full_22kHz) do not speak, then go to Cure Number 4.
 
<h4 style="color: black; font-size: smaller; text-indent:25px;">Cure 1 Reinstall SAPI5</h4>
 
::You do this by downloading and running [http://www.help.clarodownloads.com/SAPI5.MSI SAPI5.MSI] from the Claro Software support website. If that does not work, proceed to Cure 2:
 
<h4 style="color: black; font-size: smaller; text-indent:25px;">Cure 2 Re-register sapi.dll</h4>
 
::You can either download and run this program, or do it manually using the following instructions:
 
::Open Windows Explorer and navigate to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Speech". Right-click on sapi.dll, and select Open With from the drop-down menu, then select "Choose Program..." from the second menu.
 
[[image:SapidllScreen.png|center|Screenshot of location of sapi.dll]]
 
::This will open the Open With dialog. Click the Browse button.  
 
[[image:Sapi_openwith.png|center|Screenshot of Open with dialog box]]
 
::Navigate to "C:\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe".
 
[[image:Sapi_openwith2.png|center|Screenshot of Open with navigation box]]
 
::Click OK and you should see "Microsoft (C) Register Server" as the selected program. Click OK.
 
[[image:Sapi_navigate.png|center|Screenshot of selected program]]
 
::You should see this message (or something very similar): "DLLRegisterServer in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Speech\sapi.dll succeeded."
 
[[image:RegSvr32.png|center|Screenshot of confirmation box]]
 
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:25px;">Q: I scan into Word but nothing appears, what's wrong?</h3>
 
A: Check our scanning support page for possible solutions.
 
<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:25px;">Q: Why do I get an 'Error: Check the connection to your scanner' error when my scanner is connected?</h3>
 
A: This sometimes happens when you choose to run the scanner tests in the setup wizard when not running the tests is recommended. To rectify this, run the scanner wizard again and choose 'Restore Factory Settings' on the forth screen.


<h3 style="color: black; font-size: small; text-indent:20px;">Q: How do I reset the ClaroRead settings?</h3>
==Troublshooting==
''No known issues at this time''


A: You need to run the ClaroRead Restore Settings Program: Navigate to the ClaroRead Program folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\Claro Software\ClaroRead Plus 2008) and run "Restore Settings.exe".
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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