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Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is a software literacy tool which supports students in reading, vocabulary, studying, and writing. The supports offered by Kurzweil 3000 can make a significant difference in academic outcomes for students as well as providing meaningful access to curriculum materials. By using Kurzweil students can more easily read large volumes of text, work independently, and use their study time effectively.

  • Kurzweil 3000 supports students who:
  • are underprepared or overwhelmed with college coursework.
  • have a learning disability or disability-related functional limitations.
  • are from a different country or who struggle with English proficiency.
  • have demands outside of class such as athletics, parenting, and working.

Kurzweil 3000 can help students:

  • read faster.
  • improve their focus.
  • write effectively.
  • improve their testing.

A few highlights of Kurzweil 3000 include:

  • text-to-speech reading with adjustable reading speed and a variety of human voice options.
  • highlighting text and note-taking capabilities.
  • creating study guides and vocabulary lists.
  • magnifying text for learners with visual impairments.
  • brainstorming tools and writing templates for papers and projects.

All Webster students and, faculty and staff members may access Kurzweil 3000 for free with a username and password provided by the Academic Resource Center (ARC). Upon request, textbooks, handouts, and other course materials can be converted to Kurzweil files by the ARC staff. Students with disabilities may also use Kurzweil to have tests read to them if it is an approved accommodation.

For additional information on Kurzweil 3000 or other assistive technology resources, please contact the Assistive Technology Program Coordinator, at 314-246-4245 or atarc@webster.edu.