Discover reading with Kurzweil

Bookshare Integrates with Kurzweil Education

Developing the ability to independently access content on any device is an important skill for learners of all ages. As a long-standing partner of Bookshare, our products connect to your Bookshare account with the click of a button and present multiple choices for accessing Bookshare titles—including, PDF, ePub, and image files. You can read content online or within our environments for the most accurate Optical Character Recognition (OCR) combined with multiple natural-sounding voices to suit the needs and preferences of any learner.

  • Kurzweil 3000 is an easy-to-use software platform that provides individualized learning experiences for a broad spectrum of students—on any device. Embedded customizable tools in Kurzweil 3000 align with research-based learning strategies and provide support throughout the full learning process. As a result, students are able to independently grasp and articulate concepts more effectively. With the Kurzweil 3000 platform you can:
    • Reinforce executive functioning skills with features for focus and organization
    • Develop English language skills with vocab guides, multi-language text-to-speech, bi-lingual dictionaries, and translation of full passages
    • Deepen comprehension and increase classroom participation with reading strategy supports
    • Strengthen learning pathways with study, writing, and test-prep tools
  • Kurzweil 1000 makes printed or electronic text accessible to people with blindness and visual impairments, speaking text aloud in a variety of natural-sounding voices that can be modified to individual preferences. Additional features for note taking, summarizing content, and outlining text work to increase productivity. Here’s what you can do with Kurzweil 1000:
    • Create audio files for on-the-go access
    • Easily maneuver through large documents with lookup and short keys
    • Skim, summarize, edit, and create outlines for your work

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Kurzweil 1000

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Support: Please contact Kurzweil Education Support

RequirementsWindows® PCs 7 or higher, or Macintosh® OS 

Book formatsBookshare books, PDF, EPUB, and more

Audiences: This reading tool may be beneficial for Bookshare members who qualify with one of the following reasons:

  • BlindnessReads aloud with natural-sounding voices plus scanning, and productivity tools
  • Low Vision: Reads aloud plus large font options, background, text options
  • Learning Disability: Reading, spelling and writing support, study skills, test-taking accomodations

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