Other Tools for Version 20

Kurzweil 3000 Read the Web Extension for Chrome and Firefox

March 4, 2021
Version 3.2.19

The Kurzweil 3000 Read The Web extension for Chrome and Firefox allows you to have web content read aloud to you in your choice of 30 different text-to-speech voices. Login to your Kurzweil 3000 Read the Web extension using your Kurzweil 3000 account information.

Instructions to add Read the Web to Chrome

    Using Chrome, go to the Read the Web product page in the Chrome Web Store and click on 'Add to Chrome'

Instructions to add Read the Web to Firefox

   Click on the following link.
   Firefox will ask if you want to allow kurzweiledu.com to install an add-on. Click 'Continue to Installation' and then click 'Add'.

Universal Library Upload Utility

February 4, 2021
Version 20.06

The Universal Library Uploader utility is a Windows standalone tool that uploads files or folders into the Universal Library web storage. Once uploaded, these files become available via the Kurzweil 3000 Windows and Macintosh desktop web license editions, Kurzweil 3000 for Web Browsers website (Kurzweil3000.com), and the iPad app. For full details of the Universal Library Upload Utility, see this writeup.

This update includes the following new features:

The 20.06 version of the Universal Library Upload Utility can be downloaded here: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/downloads/ULUploader_2006.exe

Update KES Utility

June 4, 2020
Version 20.00

UpdateKES is a converter that enables you to open Kurzweil 3000 Version 8 and earlier image-based .KES files that either can no longer open or that open but in which you cannot page through or navigate without error messages.


Kurzweil3000 Automater

June 4, 2020
Version 20.00

The K3Automater is a program that is typically used by institutions who offer a scanning service to their students. It is designed for mass conversion of files captured by a high-speed scanner into .KES format.