Kurzweil 3000

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 curricula 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)

Its reading and writing tools allow users to listen and follow along as their reading material is read aloud. The software supports web-based and digital reading material and scanned versions of printed material. It converts reading materials into audible files so users can listen on the go or follow along on their laptops or via the Kurzweil web application.

Additional features include:

  • Thirty-one text-to-speech voices
  • Customizable reading rates
  • Text magnification
  • Eighteen languages and dialects for text-to-speech
  • Access to American Heritage dictionaries
  • Note-taking tools
  • Mind-mapping tools with brainstorms and graphic organizers

Kurzweil 3000 Features

Kurzweil 3000 Getting Started


Any Earlham student, professor or employee.

The Kurzweil 3000 is provided to Earlham students, professors or employees free of cost.

Your username and password will be sent via email. It can be resent if needed by contacting the Academic Enrichment Center.

You can reset your username and password by filling out this form.

You can access it here. You may also use the browser version, but we recommend downloading Kurzweil onto your computer to access additional features.

Yes! There’s an app for the iPad.

You can view a full list of compatible devices as well as download Kurzweil 3000 here.

Yes. Please submit your syllabus and textbook to the Academic Enrichment Center two weeks prior to the due date, and we will scan and upload it to your account.

You can fill out this form, and we will scan the book and load it into your account. We ask you to give us two weeks to scan and upload the book into your account.

We will try our best to accommodate your timeframe.

You can open up documents from your local drive, Google Drive or Bookshare! Visit kurzweil3000.com and from the Help tab, you can access several tutorials about using Kurzweil.

Yes, you can!



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