What is Kurzweil?

Kurzweil LogoKurzweil 3000 is a 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. Literacy support can be provided to students anytime, anywhere - on their PC, MAC, iPad, and on the web. Built-in tools for reading, writing, study skills and test taking deliver a multi-sensory approach to learning. UW-Platteville provides this software to all students who would like to take advantage of these features (paid for by their segregated fees).

Kurzweil is perfect for anyone!

Study Smarter Not Harder ImageKurzweil 3000 is great for tailoring each individual user's experience to their own unique, personal needs. Every student can benefit from using Kurzweil. Kurzweil is a fantastic tool for any student who wants to enhance their academic performance, study skills and everyday literary skills to improve fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, study and test taking skills.

How Kurzweil can help you work smarter

Download documents from D2L and having them read to you

D2L LogoKurzweil uses patented dual highlighting technology.

Each sentence, line, or phrase is highlighted in one color and each word in another color.

This is done while Kurzweil reads aloud to you.


Pencil writing on PaperKurzweil offers a talking word processor that provides "check-spelling-while-typing" and "speak-while-typing" technologies.

These technologies assist in recognizing and correcting spelling mistakes.

Kurzweil also offers "word prediction" technology for those moments where you have the word on the 'tip-of-your-tongue' but just can't quite think of it.


Mouse over global internetKurzweil is not just limited to reading documents and writings essays on your computer.

Kurzweil can even read the Internet!

Learn more about how Kurzweil can Read The Web



Additional Information

Gain Access to Kurzweil 3000

A Kurzweil 3000 Web License is available to every student, upon request, for FREE! After you request a Kurzweil Student account, an email will be sent to your UW-Platteville email address with a Kurzweil username, password, and set-up instructions. Request your Kurzweil 3000 Web License here.


You can access Kurzweil 3000 from anywhere that you are connected to the Internet through Firefly! Please note that Firefly is not available on mobile phones, but only through a supported desktop web browser or a tablet device (e.g. iPads, Galaxy Note, etc.)  Learn more about Firefly here.


Need help getting started with Kurzweil 3000? Check out these How-To Videos!

Information for Instructors

Are you a faculty member interested in seeing data reflecting how a particular student is using Kurzweil 3000? You can fill out a usage data request form here.

Are you interested in seeing how Kurzweil can benefit your own students? See how Kurzweil is a valuable teaching resource here.


Do you have any other questions? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to see if you can find a quick answer to the question you have. Otherwise, feel free to contact the Teaching and Technology Center by reaching out to us at ttc@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.1798

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