Township High School District 211 in Palatine, IL offers a creative way to teach marketable skills AND provide digital content for use in Kurzweil 3000. Watch video.
"In my 50s, I got a college degree, passed the FCC exam to get my ham radio license, and read my first novel from start to finish! Before Kurzweil 3000, none of this would have been possible. I have been, and will be, a faithful and grateful user of Kurzweil 3000."
Dave McCrossen, a user of Kurzweil 3000 since Version 1 shipped in 1998
"I chose Kurzweil 3000 as the technical foundation of the Laney College Smartxt Program because Kurzweil 3000 is a comprehensive, single solution that addresses the learning difficulties many of our students have. Cambium Learning Technologies has been incredibly supportive and has been helping struggling students for more than 30 years. I felt confident in my decision to work with this product as part of the Smartxt Program."
Stacey Kayden, learning specialist and Smartxt director at Laney College in California
"If our family hadn't been handed the gift of Kurzweil 3000, I wouldn't have imagined that I would be the proud parent of a 2010 University of New Hampshire Civil Engineer Graduate! Kurzweil 3000 allowed my son to find success and let him reach beyond what I expected and, more importantly, what he expected. To our family, Kurzweil 3000 is the most wonderful program, and we wish that more special education teachers would advocate its use."
Deb Langton, mother of Craig
"What probably surprised me the most [about Kurzweil 3000] was that I could "free-read," actually just read a book for fun, which was something I never would try to do before. Kurzweil 3000 makes books a lot simpler to get through. I understand what I read the first time, remember everything, and do not have to go back and re-read paragraphs. READING is actually enjoyable. STRUGGLING through reading isn't."
Craig Langton, 2010 graduate of the University of New Hampshire and now employed as a civil engineer
"...with Kurzweil 3000 it's instant access; whatever I want to read, I can scan in. That's what really helps me. I don't have to rely
on anyone else. It is me and Kurzweil 3000 and that is it."
Mario Ball, Kurzweil 3000 student from Landmark College, Putney, VT
"The fact that Kurzweil 3000 highlights text as it reads, provides me with continuous reinforcement. Without really trying, I discovered I had become a much
more fluent and confident reader."
Dave Burns, General Manager, Ray Sands Glass, Rochester, NY
"Rather than only focusing on reading, the Kurzweil 3000 helps the student improve the whole academic experience — reading, writing, comprehension,
communicating with the teacher and even test taking. My students, who are at different levels, have made significant improvements, sometimes jumping two to
three grade levels. Kurzweil has had a great impact on my students' lives and has been very responsive and open to suggestions on product enhancements that
can better meet their needs."
Regina Champagne, Education Therapist, Burlingame, CA
"Since we became Kurzweil 3000 users, our students are in a better position to demonstrate their intelligence on tests rather than struggling to read the
questions. It helps them bridge the gap between performance and ability."
Jennifer Edge, Assistive Technology Specialist and Occupational Therapist, South Shore Educational Collaborative, Hingham, MA
"It [Kurzweil 3000] has made such an improvement in their grades."
Jan Hecht, Coordinator of Adaptive Technology Services, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
"I thought we could close the curriculum gap using Kurzweil 3000, but I never expected that we would also improve kids' vocabulary and comprehension....I soon
realized that tools like Kurzweil 3000 weren't just for students with disabilities but could benefit all students performing below grade level in reading....
15% of students in the program have moved out of the high-risk area and are now performing above the 40th percentile."
Roger Rachow, Assistive Technology Specialist, Area 13, Council Bluffs, IA
"Kurzweil Educational products offer the most compelling set of features for students with learning disabilities - enabling them to not only read but to boost
their entire academic experience."
Major Simms, Educational Diagnostician of Putnam County Schools, Putnam, WV
"As a school system with a long track record with Kurzweil 3000, we've seen students' reading skills increase by as much as 2 or 3 grade levels within a single
Tom Turner, School Administrator, Chouteau Public Schools, Chouteau, OK
"At the age of seven I was diagnosed with multiple learning disabilities and shortly thereafter discovered assistive technology to help me tackle various
academic activities. As a graduate student today, I use the Kurzweil 3000 to read volumes of research and curriculum materials. I now pass on my learning
techniques to teach other kids with varied developmental disabilities. There is no doubt that Kurzweil 3000 changed my life."
Jody Weinstein, Teacher and Graduate student, New York, NY