Kurzweil for K-12

A family of research-based literacy assistive technology, the Kurzweil products provide students with access to text as well as comprehensive reading, writing, study skills, research, and test taking tools. The software aligns with Common Core State Standards and is highly customizable for individual special education needs or to support inclusion in the classroom.

Kurzweil 3000®-firefly: Literacy and Learning Software

Kurzweil 3000-firefly is award-winning literacy software. Anchored in Universal Design for Learning, Kurzweil 3000-firefly is designed to support struggling students. It provides critical features for students to become independent learners, active participants in inclusion classrooms or sheltered instruction programs, but most importantly, to keep up with peers and achieve their full academic potential.

Use Kurzweil 3000-firefly in your classroom to:

  • Accommodate a broad range of physical, language, and learning challenges such as dyslexia and dysgraphia
  • Support inclusion in the classroom
  • Integrate English language learning and incorporate sheltered instruction
  • Differentiate instruction without differentiating curriculum
  • Promote independent reading, writing, and learning
  • Teach and support effective research, study skills, and writing strategies
  • Manage anytime, anywhere access to content and tools
  • Track usage to inform instructional decisions
  • Provide test taking accommodations

All the tools necessary for academic success, available on multiple platforms so learning can take place in school or on the go – anytime, anywhere.

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Kurzweil 1000: Assistive Software for Visually Impaired

Kurzweil 1000 is an assistive technology for students who are blind or with low vision who need support in accessing print or digital content.


  • Reads print and digital documents
  • Time saving study skills tools
  • Magnification and highlighting functions

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More Than a Text Reader

Learn How Blake Middle School Uses Kurzweil 3000 in the Classroom Discover and explore how Kurzweil fits and adapts to learners at all levels from high achievers to those on IEPs. [Watch Video]

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