Customer Stories

When our customers share their stories about the difference Kurzweil Education makes, you hear the power of transformation, the confidence that grows with literacy, and the personal pride in achievement.

A Call for Change: Remedial Class Pilot

With a shift in focus from access to completion of degrees, it is now more critical than ever to address the issue of students showing up to college academically unprepared, especially when the national data shows the majority of students who begin in remedial courses never complete their college degrees. Watch the video or continue reading below to hear about the steps Berkshire Community College (BCC) is taking - and piloting - to make a change.

Pass Rates Increased

In the fall of 2014 before the pilot was introduced, 41% of students passed the remedial reading course at BCC. Through the combined efforts of the Disability Resource Center and faculty at BCC, and support from Kuzweil 3000, 94% of students passed the remedial reading course. Watch the video to get the details.


"Every single word is like a new planet."

Diana's first language is that of her native country, Ecuador, but she also speaks Spanish. Classes she's taking at BCC will help her to develop the English language skills to achieve her dream.


"Where I'm from, I talk different. My English is shot."

Anthony likes to cook (the secret is in the sauce). He's a student of Culinary Arts at BCC. His main motivator in going to school is his family to do better.


"I never reached out for educational help. So I was stuck."

Jasmine is enrolled in BCC's Health Science program. Growing up in a household that focused on helping others, she's working to achieve her goal of becoming an Occupational Therapist.


"Some days it (ADHD) takes hold of me, and I can't do anything about it."

Reading and comprehending have always been difficult for Aaron—but he can accomplish anything he puts himself to. He's taking his classes seriously to prepare for his goal of being part of creating what makes a computer think so that he can help the world to be better.


"(College reading) was hard, it was way too advanced for me."

At just 5-years-old Robert was taking care of his younger brothers and cousins while his mom was at work. Today he's taking classes at BCC and working towards a career that will help him do what he likes best—keep people happy.

Renita Pitts talks about mentoring at the ULD conference

Renita Pitts explains how Kurzweil 3000, as part of the Smartxt program, helped her achieve in college.

Assistive technology that changes lives

Shelby Nurse, a young college student with cerebral palsy, tells of her educational journey starting with using tools from IntelliTools at an early age, and now, as a college student, Kurzweil 3000.

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