Kurzweil 3000 v14
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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. 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).
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, synonyms, syllables and word spelling helps students with decoding and keeps them actively reading when they reach passages they would otherwise have difficulty comprehending.
Flexible writing tools allow students to type and 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.
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.
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.
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 XP with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Processor 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or better
System Memory 512 MB (1GB for 64-bit Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8)
Hard Disk 2GB of free space
4MB or better video memory
Screen Resolutions 1024x768 24-bit color or better
Additional Requirements include DVD drive, keyboard, mouse, SoundBlaster 16-bit compatible sound card, speakers, microphone, internet connection (for activation), TWAIN-compatible scanner (Color Professional and Black-and-White Professional only), Mozilla Firefox v3.5 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 or later for Read the Web functionality, Internet connection required for some features (Google Translate, Online Book Search, Read the Web, etc.)
Minimum G3 processor, running Mac OS 10.4 through 10.8
Minimum 128 MB RAM (512 MB RAM for Cepstral voices)
Minimum 300 MB (500 MB for Cepstral voices)
Additional requirements include DVD drive, keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphone, Internet connection for Read the Web functionality
Image Capture-compatible scanner
Please note: Kurzweil 3000 Mac v5 will NOT open native AppleWorks and ClarisWorks files
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.