Kurzweil 3000 is an assistive technology, text to speech, learning
tool that supports the concept of
Universal Design for Learning with a suite of powerful reading,
writing, test-taking, and study skill tools that makes curricula
accessible to all students. It is particularly appropriate for
students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia,
those who require reading intervention, students struggling with
reading comprehension and English Language Learners (ELL).
Kurzweil 3000's patented dual highlighting of on screen text
improves students' reading performance by highlighting a sentence,
line or phrase in one color and each word in another color as it is
Quick Access to Reference Lookup Tools
One-click access to word support, including recursive
dictionaries, synonyms, syllables and word spelling helps students
with decoding and keeps them actively reading when they reach
passages they would otherwise have difficulty comprehending.
Use Bubble Notes for Powerful Instructional Support
Teachers can embed Bubble Notes containing questions and
instructions to assigned reading to help students stay on task and
support reading comprehension.
Powerful Study Skills
Students can improve their reading comprehension and retention
with tools such as text highlighting, annotations, Bubble Notes,
voice notes, bookmarks and extraction of outlines or word lists.
Flexible Writing Tools
As students type, they can use the check-spelling-while-typing
and speak-while-typing features to quickly recognize and correct
spelling mistakes. The audible spell checker and comprehensive Word
Prediction feature further assist students with writing and editing
reports, essays and papers independently.
Read the Web Using Mozilla Firefox
Kurzweil 3000 enhances audible and visual access to web pages
with Mozilla Firefox, opening up the resources of the Internet to
all students, while providing the same reading and reference
features that users enjoy within Kurzweil 3000.
Greater digital file
Output to DAISY 2 audio
Save to DAISY 3
Read the Web using Internet Explorer® or Mozilla Firefox
MathML support with MathPlayer from Design Science,Inc.
Multiple enhancements for working with PDF files
Increased Language Learning support
American Heritage® Human Pronunciations
English and Spanish picture dictionaries
Scan and recognize multiple languages in the same file
Additional research and process writing functions
Reformatted Column Note utility
Brainstorm to Review toolbar
Improved Column Note, Outline, and Brainstorm workflow
Direct access to Writing Templates from toolbar
MP3 encoder available for audio file creation
History feature in Talking Calculator retrieves past operations
Updated OCR and NeoSpeech voices
Read the Web for Internet Explorer 7 and 8
Updated dictionaries and online help