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BETT 2020: Claro Software taking the stress out of reading

Last updated:
24th January 2020

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Claro Software develops Assistive Technology, software for people with disabilities such as print and reading difficulties like dyslexia, to help them achieve all they can.

Claro Software want people to take notice of them at BETT and be aware of their products and how they can help people.

Mary Wilcox, from Claro Software, said: “That’s the main aim at BETT this year.. Especially for schools and people who are in the DSA market, that’s our biggest market.

“We make software and apps for people with difficulty with writing - to take away the stress of having to read because the software and apps do it for you.

“It’s a text to speak software so you have a toolbar on Windows and Mac machines and you just cursor in the text, press play and it reads to you. You can change the voices, do different languages as well, highlighting, there’s a special spellchecker which is very visual. If there is a picture that goes with the word it will be there, you can hover over the definition, it will read that out to you. We’ve got word prediction as well.

“We can also tint the screen a different colour. We also have study tools like mind mapping. We aim to make our software very easy to use - if it’s too complicated people won’t bother and we don’t want that.

I used to be a schoolteacher and I think the best product we have is the scan pen. It’s an app on a tablet. It’s free on android and it’s cheap on ios as well. You just take a picture of the text and it reads it back to you straight away.

“There’s a lot for people to come and see.”
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