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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 curriculum accessible to all students. Kurzweil is a comprehensive solution for students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, those who require reading intervention, students struggling with reading comprehension and English Language Learners (ELL).
Kurrzweil 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 read aloud. In addition, 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.
Quick access to reference lookup tools offers one-click access to word support, including recursive dictionaries, a thesaurus, and syllable identification helps students with decoding and keeps them actively reading when they reach passages they would otherwise have difficulty comprehending.
Flexible writing tools include speech to text and word-prediction to assist students with writing and editing reports, essays and papers independently.
Teachers can embed Bubble Notes containing questions and instructions about assigned reading. Bubble notes and other powerful instructional supports help students stay on task and support reading comprehension.
Kurzweil 3000 enhances audible and visual access to web pages with Chrome and 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.
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Text-to-speech in seven languages
Reads any digital text aloud, including the Internet
Multiple reference sources, including bi-lingual
Translations to any Google supported language
Highlighters and sticky notes
Vocabulary study guides
Talking spell checker
Direct access to Bookshare and other online content providers
Tailors user experience to unique individual needs
Deep support for learners with Learning Disabilities
Support for fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, study skills and test taking
Tools for research based study skills and writing strategies
Enhances education for English Language Learners
Easy access to all major digital formats
A platform for whole class, small group, or individual instruction
A single user interface containing all the tools necessary to meet the rigor of high academic standards
Windows©Minimum Intel processor, running Mac OS 10.10 through 10.14.
Minimum 4 GB RAM.
Minimum 1 GB hard disk space.
Keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphone, Internet connection for Read the Web functionality.
Image Capture-compatible scanner.
Processor 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or better
System Memort 2 GB
Hard Disk Space 2 GB of free space
Operating System Windows 10, 8.1, 7 . Windows 10 is supported in Kurzweil 3000 version 14.12 and later
Video Memory 4MB or better
Screen Resolutions 1024x768 24-bit color or better
BandwidthAll installed clients use some amount of bandwidth to connect to web services. Although the clients will work at just about any speed, we recommend a minimum if 56k/student, 512k/lab
Additional Requirements Keyboard, mouse, sound card with speakers and microphone, TWAIN-compatible scanner, Mozilla Firefox v50 or later OR Chrome for Read the Web Functionality, Internet connection, HoverCam Solo 8 camera requires USB 2.0 or 3.0 port.
Internet Browser (latest version recommended):
Windows: Edge (minimum version 16), Internet Explorer (minimum version 11), Firefox (minimum version 65), Chrome (mminimum version 67)
Macintosh: Firefox (minimum version 65), Safari (minimum version 12.0), Chrome (mminimum version 67)
Chromebook: (minimum version 67)
Cookies must be enabled
Minimum bandwidth of 512kbps for each active Kurzweil 3000 session
Network Connectivity Firewalls, proxy servers, and content filters must all permit access: HTTP (TCP port 80) HTTP and HTTPS (TCP port 443)
Additional Software (latest version suggested): Adobe Reader (optional)
Hardware Speakers or earphones for audible books
There is currently no demonstration video for the Kurzweil 3000 software program.
What's new in Kurzweil 3000?
Greater digital file accessibility - NIMAS ready, 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., and Multiple enhancements for working with PDF files.
Increased Language Learning support - Google® Translator, 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.
Other enhancements include an 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.