People who have difficulty reading and writing often have to rely on others to read and write for them. While learners may have scribes for assessment purposes, it is usually not possible to have someone with them at all times to help with class work, homework and leisure reading.
ClaroRead is text-to-speech software that empowers users to work more independently by reading text aloud in Word, PDF and PowerPoint formats and web browsers. The ability to read text in any of the 11 official South African languages sets ClaroRead apart from other reading solutions. In order to have your text read back to you in a language other than English, you will need to purchase a Qfrency South African voice. You can find out more about the available voices here.
ClaroRead has built-in supports to combat visual stress too. There is an option to tint the entire screen to a colour of your choice, or use the adjustable screen ruler to highlight line by line.
ClaroRead allows the user to check the spelling of work already completed and offers features such as word prediction, spell check and homophone check. These features allow you to hover your cursor over each word to have them read to you, in order to help you choose the word you are looking for. Word prediction can speed up the writing process, help with word recall and ensure the correct spelling of a word.*
ClaroRead gives the user the option to create their own dictionary too. This feature enables the user to use word prediction in any language! Our Afrikaans clients have free access to the dictionary that we have created and can import these words by following our step-by-step instruction sheet.