The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Services for Students with Disabilities office provides helpful accommodations, including the Kurzweil 3000, which provides text-to-speech translation.

Details

Kurzweil 3000, a product of Kurzweil Educational Systems, is an text-to-speech learning tool that supports your reading, writing, test-taking, and study skills. You can watch the introductory video to Kurzweil 3000 here.

Access the tools anywhere on your PC, MAC, iPad, and with or without an internet connection. Computer requirements:

  • Windows: 8.1, 8, 7, Vista with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or later
  • Macintosh: Minimum Intel processor, running Mac OS 10.6 through 10.10

Getting Started 

Kurzweil 3000 is available to any current UW-Platteville student. To begin, click on the link below to request a Kurzweil Student Account. An email will then be sent to your UW-Platteville email account with a username, password, and instructions.

Request Student Account

If you are interested in a brief one-on-one consultation and demo, please contact Services for Students with Disabilities at sswd@uwplatt.edu.

Kurzweil Features

Reading Tools

Kurzweil 3000 has many reading options like dual highlighting of on-screen text.

You also have one-click access to word support, including dictionaries, synonyms, syllables, and spelling.
You can improve your reading comprehension and retention with tools such as text highlighting, annotations, Bubble Notes (that teachers can embed), voice notes, bookmarks, and extraction of outlines or word lists.

Writing Tools 

As you type, you can use the check-spelling-while-typing and speak-while-typing features to quickly recognize and correct spelling mistakes. The audible spell checker and word prediction feature can help you write and edit reports, essays, and papers independently.

Kurzweil3000.com

Kurzweil3000.com is essentially a scaled-down version of Kurzweil that requires no downloading of any kind, so it is ideal when you are on the go. It gives you the ability to use many of the great features of Kurzweil 3000 from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Kurzweil3000.com can read TXT, PDF, DOC, and DOCX files.

Upon signing in to your personal account, you will have all of your files in the private folder of your Universal Library.

Simply click on any file and it will automatically load into Kurzweil. For more information on the features and how to use Kurzweil3000.com, check out the
Kurzweil overview video.

Mobile Devices

The Kurzweil 3000 app is available, and this is the recommended mobile device.

Android devices are not currently supported, as typically a flash-capable browser is not available on these devices. Kurzweil 3000 app should work on any device that is flash capable, as it is a flash-based web product. The app is free and can be downloaded through the Apple Store on your iPad.

The same username and password are used for the Kurzweil 3000 web license version.

Tutorials and Documentation

For additional video tutorials for windows, mac, or web see the documentation and tutorials at Kurzweil Academy.