Speaks aloud text in web pages
What is ClaroRead Chrome?
The 'ClaroRead Chrome' extension is designed to enhance the reading and writing experience for all types of users. It features intuitive functions that read aloud selected text on websites, Google Docs, and accessible PDFs. It speaks aloud your typing input, be it letters, words, or sentences. ClaroRead Chrome also offers useful tools like word prediction for better composition and enables an easy-read coloured overlay. Premium features include the ability to read aloud inaccessible images on screen, spelling checks, speech recognition for dictation, reading in Microsoft Office 365 Word, and additional online text-to-speech voices.
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Free extension with a few Premium features, see below.
Speak any text on a website by selecting it, point with the mouse to hear text and links and captions, or click Play to hear sentences read out with highlighting to let you keep track of where you are.
Read Google Docs documents back to you so you can proof your work and fix any errors.
Speak accessible PDFs opened in Google Chrome with highlighting by clicking the Play button.
Hear letters, words or sentences spoken back as you type. Simply type in to web pages and hear what you type as you type it. For letters, hear the letter names or sounds spoken back to you, whichever helps you understand better.
Turn on a coloured overlay so pages are tinted to the colour you find easiest to read - no more glaring black on white text.
Change the speed of the spoken voice, slower for comprehension, faster for efficiency.
Activate word prediction to help you with writing and composition - find that elusive word you want. Now includes subject-specific prediction dictionaries and larger base dictionaries!
User reviews summary
- Easy to use
- Supports multiple languages
- Frequently updated
- Useful for dyslexic users
- Reads text wherever the mouse points
- Good range of voices
- Recent updates removed some preferred features
- Issues with browser compatibility
- Doesn't work offline
- Doesn't properly read web addresses
- Intrusive play button pop-up
- Usefulness in aiding reading
- Range of available voices
- Compatibility issues
- Missing features in recent updates
- Clarity of voices
ClaroRead Chrome is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.
ClaroRead Chrome has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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