Kurzweil 3000

What is Kurzweil 3000
(Video Credit: Kurzweil Education)

Kurzweil 3000 is a versatile assistive educational technology offering powerful reading, writing, and study tools tailored to individual learning needs. It supports diverse learners, from those tackling English as a second language to individuals with dyslexia or visual impairments, ensuring accessible and effective curriculum engagement for students of all abilities.

Kurzweil helps support the following challenges:

Low reading comprehension:
Text-to-speech with customizable voices, reading pace, and dyslexic-friendly font for improved comprehension.

Poor writing composition
Tools like highlighting, templates, speech-to-text, and dictionaries enhance writing skills.

Poor performance on tests
Study guides, test reading assistance, and embedded test questions aid academic performance.

Organizational features, subfolders, and universal library storage ensure document management.

Difficulties in Sequencing and Following Directions
Embedded notes and questions guide students through text comprehension.

Visual Impairment
Magnification, dual highlighting, text-to-speech, and WCAG compliance support visually impaired learners.

Laborious Handwriting
Speech-to-text and text extraction streamline note-taking and document creation.

ELL (English Language Learners)
Translation, word learning, and fluency support for non-native English speakers

UDL (Universal Design for Learning)
Customizable settings, alternative learning tools, and language support for diverse learners.

Read the Web:
Enhance your web browsing experience by installing the 'Read the Web' Google Chrome browser extension, which allows you to listen to web content, utilize study tools like highlighting, dictionaries, translation aids, and additional features for improved online reading.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students who have submitted their textbook request and textbook receipts to Accessible Media will find their textbooks in their Private folder in their Kurzweil Universal Library. Students can log into their Universal Library at kurzweil3000.com.

If you need a training on the Accessible Textbook Request Process, please review this guide or contact atstudent@csueastbay.edu.

If you need to check the status of your Accessible Textbook Request, please contact the Accessible Media office at alternate.media@csueastbay.edu

Kurzweil Academy is a great place to find videos and other helpful documentation.
In addition, these product guides and the Self-Help Options video can help you get up and running with Kurzweil 3000 very quickly.

You can also schedule a Kurzweil training session with the Assistive Technology Office by contacting atstudent@csueastbay.edu

If you have an online book, you could use the Kurzweil Read the Web Google Chrome extension. Here is a link to the Google Chrome store where you can install the extension. Once installed, click on the extension and sign in with your Kurzweil login information.

If you need further assistance, please contact atstudent@csueastbay.edu.

Kurzweil 3000 and Kurzweil 1000 both offer similar functionality in that they are both reading and writing tools that provide OCR (optical character recognition) and TTS (text-to-speech) utility. However, while Kurzweil 3000 provides a graphical user interface (i.e., toolbars with buttons), Kurzweil 1000's navigation is intended to be more accessible to users who are visually impaired. This means that the Kurzweil 1000 provides many keyboard shortcut commands while removing the graphical user interface. A starting point to determine which is best for your circumstances is to consider: Does the end-user access the computer using point-and-click with a mouse? If the answer is "yes", then Kurzweil 3000 may be indicated. If not, then consider Kurzweil 1000.

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