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Accessible Text to Speech Support for Individuals with Low Vision or Blindness

$100 OFF - Limited Time Offer  Accessible Text to Speech Support for Individuals with Low Vision or BlindnessKurzweil 1000 is award-winning scan and read software that makes printed or electronic text accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. It combines traditional reading machine technologies such as scanning, image processing, and text-to-speech with communication and productivity tools to ease and enhance users’ reading, writing, and learning experiences. The software speaks text aloud in a variety of natural-sounding voices that can be modified to individual preferences.

In addition, the software gives users the ability to write and edit documents, and to complete simple forms independently. It includes features for note taking, summarizing content, and outlining text.

Select your device, capture the image quickly and start reading! In addition to traditional scanners, Kurzweil 1000 now supports the following cameras for content acquisition:

ABiSee Zoom-Ex and Eye-PalABiSee Zoom-Ex and Eye-Pal HoverCamHoverCam®

Pursue your interests! Kurzweil 1000 delivers quick access to virtually any content, including:
  • online books
  • magazines
  • dictionaries and encyclopedias
Or if you prefer, take your reading material with you by simply sending files to Braille note takers and embossers, or to portable devices such as DAISY and MP3 audio players.

For more information, contact our sales team.
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"I use Kurzweil 1000 to scan my books, mail, even food boxes. I have found it to be the most efficient and user-friendly way for me to read almost anything without human assistance. Each new version of Kurzweil 1000 has increased scanning accuracy and added features that make scanning, finding, and reading material of all types faster and easier."

-- Sarah Van O.
Kurzweil 1000 User
Cottage Grove, MN


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