Apr 21, 2017
232-04-21-17 Claro ScanPen App
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look
at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to
help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or
other special needs!
Need to listen to printed text at school, during a test, at
work, or at home? The Claro ScanPen is an app that allows
users to take a picture of text and have it read aloud to them.
It gives access to printed materials and documents for all
individuals, in a variety of languages.
To use the app, simply take a photo of printed text.
Then, highlight the text you want read aloud using your
finger or stylus. You can either scan word by word or line by
line. Claro ScanPen will then instantly read the text back to
In my opinion, one of the biggest features of the app is that
it doesn't require any internet connection. This allows users
to use the app anytime, anywhere!
For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line,
. That was your Accessibility Minute for
this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at
Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.