ClaroRead Standard Edition is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or dyslexia. Text is spoken as it is typed, enabling the user to check and proof-read writing. Text can also be spoken by highlighting sections and pressing "Play." Text is read in a human-sounding voice, either male (RealSpeak Daniel) or female (Emily or Jane). Pronunciations can be modified. Spoken words can be tracked on screen with user-selected highlighting colors. Audio files can be created from text documents and saved. The software is closely integrated with Microsoft applications, including Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word. In Microsoft Word, all functions appear on a single tool bar with clear graphic icons, and the Font Button allows the user to modify the font size, type, color, and spacing of the whole document. The program identifies homophones and confusable words and lists alternatives. Picture icons help to explain word meanings. Other features include word prediction and the ability to read figures from the Windows Calculator, the buttons on the standard or scientific calculators, and figures from Microsoft Excel. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows Vista, XP, or 2000 operating system; 512 megabytes (MB) RAM; 250 MB hard disk space; sound card; and Microsoft Word 2000, XP, 2003. or 2007.