ClaroCom is an iPad or iPhone App for AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). ClaroCom helps to replace speech for those with impairments in the production of spoken language. ClaroCom is suitable for children or adults with some or full literacy, and can assist users who have limited or no speech and language difficulties.
Type into the Message Window using the on-screen keyboard. Press the Speak button to have text in the Message Window spoken. ClaroCom can also speak each word as it is typed or inserted into the Message Window.
Text in the Message Window is spoken using the standard iOS text-to-speech voices. Text in the Message Window can be sent by Message and Mail, as well as copied into other apps.
Use the built in Word Prediction and Phrase Prediction to speed up writing.
Create text using the phrase banks to find a phrase. ClaroCom is loaded with some standard phrases. More phrases can be added and history is stored of what is typed.
• Word Prediction
ClaroCom has built in Word Prediction when typing into the Message Window. ClaroCom's Word Prediction takes account of word frequency and previous words. There is an initial Word Prediction list loaded on startup, and ClaroCom can learn new words as they are typed if desired.
• Phrase Prediction
Use Phrase Prediction when typing into the Message Window. The phrases are loaded from the contents of the visible categories and ClaroCom stores new phrases that are typed or added. The predicted phrases appear on a Phrase bar above the keyboard. Phrases can be easily searched for, and bulk phrases can be easily added.
Prediction works with acronyms, so as 'awn' is typed, 'Are We Nearly There Yet?' appears instantly. This is a very fast way to build up and learn a collection of phrases.
Speak a predicted word or phrase immediately with a ‘touch and hold’ instead of composing into a message – another faster way to get speech out.
A swipe brings up more phrases and words that can be easily scanned through.
Flexible phrases include fillable prompts so ClaroCom will know, when the 'I would like ___' phrase is selected, that immediately the user will be asked for the word(s) to complete the phrase.
• System Voices
Use any of the voices already installed on your iOS device. The voice can be made to speak faster or slower to suit your needs.
• Font and Colour
Change the font size, colour or use a more-readable font to maximise ease-of-reading, making ClaroCom easily adaptable to different users' needs.
Upgrade to ClaroCom Pro and get the following extra features:
• Two built-in high-quality (Nuance Expressive) voices
• Add your own custom categories
• Flip display feature - great for communicating by text in loud environments
• Send text to Facebook and Twitter from within ClaroCom Pro
• Add whole phrase lists in bulk using simple text files and iTunes, or paste phrases into the message window and save
• A larger word prediction dictionary
• More colour and display settings
• Pinch to zoom - increase/decrease text size with just a pinch
• Add your name in settings and any phrases which contain "[NAME]" will use this name automatically
• Select from a wide range of Nuance Expressive and Acapela voices to purchase in-app
For the latest news, tips and advice follow @ClaroComApp on Twitter.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
You have to pay for a female UK voice
This app is currently unacceptable in the UK as it has only a male voice as Standard. You can buy female voices. This is blatantly discriminatory. All its many competitors have free male and female UK voices
Developer Response ,
This is not true. The app uses the iOS default system voice for your device. Your UK voice appears to be set to male. You can change this in the iOS Settings app under Accessibility > Spoken Content > Voices > English. You can select a female voice here, Kate for example.
Motor Neurone life line
This App has been a lifeline to my late father who lost his ability to speak for some 12mths before passing. The full £10 upgraded version is the one he had and to be able to categorise and invent your own phrases was what makes this software so useful. My father would never bond with computers yet this app helped him gain confidence and eventually became essential to communicate with his friends, family and medical profession. We as a family cannot thank Claro App enough for the quality of life they have created for my father in his final months, thank you.
This is fantastic!
For those using this review I'm only a part-time AAC user, this is my backup voice. If I needed to use it full time, I would definitely go for this.
Even the free version is incredibly useful and very adaptable, with a brilliant range of existing phrases. Adding your own works really well, I can now have a full conversation with a few taps, and am really impressed with how well it works.
All my phrases are easily stored, and I can add new ones really quickly.
Once I can afford the upgrade, I'm going to get it.
I'm also recommending this to folks who want AAC in words, rather than symbols.
It's clearly set up for adults, which is fantastic, and makes navigating the world as a professional of any kind much easier. Bank transactions, coffee trips, meetings for work or with friends, all easy to use, with the phrases already available. This is really good!
- Claro Software Limited
- 31.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2013 Claro Software Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.