Using ClaroRead to create accessible documents

Sometimes the text in documents, including e-books, cannot be recognised by a computer. This means the text cannot be copied and pasted into research documents or read aloud by screen reader software. These types of documents are referred to as ‘inaccessible’ and have often been saved as an image. The ‘Scan’ function in ClaroRead can be used to turn these documents into editable files. This includes the ability to almost instantaneously screenshots into accessible text.

Information on how to use the Scan function is available on pages 30 – 33 of the written help guide, which is available on this web page.

Claro also have a paid for app (Claro ScanPen) that can be used to create accessible documents using the photo function on your phone. The Codpast have reviewed this software in the video below.

Important information

ClaroRead is only available on networked computers. Sensus Access can be used to create accessible documents on and off campus, a blog post on how to use this software is available here – help guide on how to use Sensus Access.