ClaroCom Pro USA Medical App Review (iOS, $13.99)


Languages: English, Swedish

Seller: Claro Software Limited

Minor bug fixes



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.


• Writing
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 can be spoken using the in-built human quality voices. Communicate remotely with ClaroCom Pro. Text in the Message Window can be sent by iMessage and email, and sent to Facebook and Twitter, 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.
Rotate or flip the iOS device and ClaroCom Pro will show only the message to be communicated in large text the correct way up, perfect when communicating privately. Tipping the iPhone or iPad back reverts the screen back to normal.

• 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
ClaroCom has the option of 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?' appear instantly. This is very fast way to build up and learn a collection of phrases rapidly.
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.

Phrases can 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 to complete the phrase.

With ClaroCom Pro phrases and words can be easily imported from files to quickly build complex phrase vocabularies from existing text resources, including files transferred via iTunes.

• Dictionary
Choose from a range of Word Prediction dictionaries.

• High-Quality Voices
2 high-quality Nuance Vocalizer voices are included in this edition:
◆ Tom - English (USA)
◆ Samantha - English (USA)

The voice can be made to speak faster or slower as suits the user. The voice is installed within ClaroCom, so will work when not online and do not use up any expensive data allowance.

Additional voices in other accents are available through in-app purchase in ClaroCom. (A full list of available voice can be found at the end of this page.)

• Font and Color
Change the font size, color or use a more-readable font to maximize ease-of-reading, making ClaroCom easily adaptable to different users' needs.

• Personalize information
ClaroCom can be personalized to suit individual users, basic personal information is easily added and will appear in Phrases. ClaroCom Pro can be personalized by setting the users name and many phrases will pick it up and use it, saving time.

• Voices/languages available by in-app purchase in ClaroCom:
◆ English (Australia)
◆ English (India)
◆ English (Ireland)
◆ English (Scotland)
◆ English (South Africa)
◆ English (UK)


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