ClaroRead Quick Start Guide

Last updated: August 16, 2022

ClaroRead is a simple screen reader, capable of speaking highlighted text quickly and easily. 

Starting ClaroRead

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  2. Click the Start menu in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Click “All Programs.”
  4. Click “Accessible Technology.”
  5. Click “ClaroRead.”

(Pressing <CTRL> + <ALT> + <C> will also launch ClaroRead.

Using ClaroRead

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  2. Highlight the text you want voiced.  ClaroRead will begin reading aloud automatically.
  3. Click ClaroRead’s “Start” icon or press <F7> to prompt reading manually.

To adjust speech output, text highlighting and other preferences, click on the “Settings” icon on the ClaroRead bar.  Click “OK” to save your changes.

Essential Hotkeys

  • Start ClaroRead: Press <CTRL> + <ALT> + <C>.

  • Start Reader: Press <F7>.

Quitting ClaroRead

Do any of the following:

  • Press <Alt> + <F4> when ClaroRead is the active application.
  • Click the X in the upper-right hand corner of the ClaroRead menu.
  • Click the “File” menu at the top of the ClaroRead window and select “Exit.”


For help and tutorials, do any of the following:

  • Click on the “Help” menu in the ClaroRead window.

  • Press <ALT> + <F4> when ClaroRead is the active application.

  • Consult the ClaroRead user manual, located on the ATC manual shelf.