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Kurzweill 1000 & 3000

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 literacy software reads aloud highlighted text, documents, and online HTML content. A built-in OCR allows reading scanned texts and texts presented as graphics. The software also offers magnification functionality for users with low vision. Kurzweil 3000 includes multiple features which enhance writing understanding and organizing ideas, such as word prediction, translator, talking dictionaries and calculator, notetakers, bookmarks and graphical organizers, and others. It offers additional tools for educators to create tests for students using Kurzweil 3000 in the classroom.

The software functions on Windows, Mac, browsers, and iPad.

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Kurzweil 1000

Kurzweil 1000, also from Kurzweil Education, has similar features to Kurzweil 3000, but is aimed at users with visual impairment. Its interface is much more accessible for blind and visually impaired users. The strictly graphical features of Kurzweil 3000 are not present. At the same time, the app has many keyboard shortcuts which can be used instead of a visual pointer.

The software combines traditional reading machine technologies (scanning, image processing, text-to-speech) with communication and productivity tools. Kurzweil is only available on Windows.