ClaroRead: making documents easier to read

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ClaroRead, which is available via the software centre on all networked PCs, has a number of features that can make documents easier to digest. The ‘Spacing’ button is one of these features as it can quickly change the character, line or Continue reading ClaroRead: making documents easier to read

ClaroRead Speak – How to have a passage of text aloud at the click of a mouse

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To have a passage of text read aloud by ClaroRead Speak, first download the software via the software centre, then select the ‘Advanced Speech’ button. You will then be presented with the Advanced Speech window. The first option available is to Continue reading ClaroRead Speak – How to have a passage of text aloud at the click of a mouse

ClaroView screen tinting software

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ClaroView, is the screen tinting package that is available on campus via the networked PCs. After downloading the software from the software centre click on the ClaroView icon (The customer services staff in each library can show you how to download Continue reading ClaroView screen tinting software

How to use text-to-speech tools to proofread academic assignments

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Who might this blog post be useful for?: Many students experience difficulties with proofreading their own work as their mind can trick them into reading what they think is on the page rather than what is actually there. Using text-to-speech Continue reading How to use text-to-speech tools to proofread academic assignments

ClaroRead – Capture and organise your research with the ClaroCapture tool

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ClaroCapture, which is part of the ClaroRead package that is available on capmus, is a study skills tool which lets you capture text and images from different locations into one “ClaroCapture project”. This allows you to gather information in preparation Continue reading ClaroRead – Capture and organise your research with the ClaroCapture tool

ClaroRead Speak – the options for highlighting text as it’s read aloud

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When having text read back, it will be highlighted in your document using colours. In the highlight tab you can set the colour and method of highlighting. In the Highlight section, you have the option to highlight by Word, Word Continue reading ClaroRead Speak – the options for highlighting text as it’s read aloud

Sensus Access – creating audio files from text based material

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Who might this blog post be useful for?: This software is available for anyone with a print based disability, including students with dyslexia or a visual impairment. As it’s a web based application it can be used on and off campus. Continue reading Sensus Access – creating audio files from text based material

Struggling to sleep?- Part 1. Sleep Hygiene

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Exams and deadlines are stressful for everyone, but if you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health problem or other disability this stress might get worse as you worry more than usual about your ability to cope. The university puts Continue reading Struggling to sleep?- Part 1. Sleep Hygiene