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Kurzweil 3000 and Kurzweil 3000 App for iPad and Chromebook

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil is a powerful program that converts textbooks, articles, and other documents into files that can be displayed on a screen and read to the user. Courtesy of Webster University's site license, students can download the program directly to their PC or Mac computers.

Users can highlight, circle words or phrases, and take notes directly on the screen. Users can also compose documents in the program as well as create outlines and graphic organizers. A built-in dictionary, thesaurus, spell-checker, and pronunciation feature are also included, and Kurzweil recognizes several major languages. Note: Not all literary features are available on the Mac version of the program.

In addition, Kurzweil has a web-reading feature. Users complete a brief installation process to add a Kurzweil tool bar to the web browser. Kurzweil will then read webpages when the feature is activated.

  • Who Might Benefit: Students with certain visual impairments, reading challenges, learning differences, ESL concerns, or test anxiety
  • Location: The Academic Resource Center, the Emerson Library, and the Sverdrup Computer Lab 206
  • Training: About 30-45 minutes

Download and Access Kurzweil 3000

PC users, go to www.kurzweiledu.com/k3win. Mac users, go to www.kurzweiledu.com/k3macSelect Version 16 (subscription/web license). Follow the onscreen prompts to install the program.

iPad users, go to the Apple store to download the Kurzweil app for iOS.

To log into Kurzweil 3000 without downloading the software or app, go to www.kurzweil3000.com.

Kurzweil 3000 Quick Start Information

Kurzweil 3000 App for iPad and Chromebook

The Kurzweil 3000 app is online access to the Kurzweil program. Students may access their Kurzweil accounts from anywhere. The app allows users to read books and other documents already stored in their Kurzweil accounts. Users may also access documents stored on Google Drive or their computers. Additionally, users may access Bookshare if they have accounts with that organization. 

Click here to download the Kurzweil app.