Features & Highlights

Download the Kurzweil 3000 Windows Version 13 Product Sheet

Patented Dual Highlighting

Kurzweil 3000's patented dual highlighting of on screen text improves students' reading performance by highlighting a sentence, line or phrase in one color and each word in another color as it is read aloud.

Quick Access to Reference
Lookup Tools

One-click access to word support, including recursive dictionaries, synonyms, syllables and word spelling helps students with decoding and keeps them actively reading when they reach passages they would otherwise have difficulty comprehending.

Use Bubble Notes for Powerful Instructional Support

Teachers can embed Bubble Notes containing questions and instructions to assigned reading to help students stay on task and support reading comprehension.

Powerful Study Skills

Students can improve their reading comprehension and retention with tools such as text highlighting, annotations, Bubble Notes, voice notes, bookmarks and extraction of outlines or word lists.

Flexible Writing Tools

As students type, they can use the check-spelling-while-typing and speak-while-typing features to quickly recognize and correct spelling mistakes. The audible spell checker and comprehensive Word Prediction feature further assist students with writing and editing reports, essays and papers independently.

Read the Web Using Mozilla Firefox

Kurzweil 3000 enhances audible and visual access to web pages with Mozilla Firefox, opening up the resources of the Internet to all students, while providing the same reading and reference features that users enjoy within Kurzweil 3000.

Greater digital file accessibility

  • NIMAS ready
  • Output to DAISY 2 audio
  • Save to DAISY 3
  • Read the Web using Internet Explorer® or Mozilla Firefox
  • MathML support with MathPlayer from Design Science,Inc.
  • Multiple enhancements for working with PDF files

Increased Language Learning support

  • Google® Translator
  • American Heritage® Human Pronunciations
  • English and Spanish picture dictionaries
  • Scan and recognize multiple languages in the same file

Additional research and process writing functions

  • Reformatted Column Note utility
  • Brainstorm to Review toolbar
  • Improved Column Note, Outline, and Brainstorm workflow
  • Direct access to Writing Templates from toolbar

Other Enhancements

  • MP3 encoder available for audio file creation
  • History feature in Talking Calculator retrieves past operations
  • Updated OCR and NeoSpeech voices
  • Read the Web for Internet Explorer 7 and 8
  • Updated dictionaries and online help