Success Stories

What Kurzweil 1000 Users are Saying...

"...the company listens." - Martin Roberts
I think Kurzweil 1000 has the best feature set in the industry for the totally blind user, and it's nice because the company listens. I own two other scanning products for the blind, and I always come back to Kurzweil after playing with the new releases of the others. It's the small details that make Kurzweil 1000 such a great product. The backup setting feature is fantastic for preserving settings when you need to re-install Kurzweil 1000 on a new computer, or for network administrators who need to repeatedly install the product on single machines. I use Kurzweil nearly every day, both for work and pleasure and I wouldn't be without it.

"I can't imagine life without it!" - Michael J. Hudson
Kurzweil 1000 brings a whole new level of information portability to blind users who need to take their reading on the road. You'll love the ability to produce your own MP3 books or even send reading materials to your PDA or notetaker. It's never been so easy to gain reading independence. This product combined with a computer and a scanner will dramatically change your life! I'm thoroughly delighted with this product. I can't imagine life without it! Reading printed materials, recognizing paper currency and even reading otherwise inaccessible PDF and image files - Kurzweil 1000 will amaze you.

"...it is a liberating experience..." - Mary Otten
"Having control of what one reads and when you read it is a liberating experience. The new version of Kurzweil 1000 makes it even easier to access information when you want it, as well as make reading materials portable with the new support for BookCourier. Kurzweil Education has always been a leader in the area of information access for the blind, and this new version and the many new features, especially the new synthetic speech options, makes life and reading all the more enjoyable."

"...a great balance of really powerful features...." - John Riehl
"With this new version of Kurzweil 1000, I can easily scan, access and edit my own files and files sent to me by colleagues and friends. I can also easily search for, download and read books and magazines on the Web and listen to all my files with more natural-sounding speech. The new version of Kurzweil 1000 makes it even easier for me to transfer files to BookCourier and other portable reading devices. Kurzweil 1000 has always given me a great balance of really powerful features that I use every day at work and at home."

"...nothing short of the best reading package..." - Kenneth Gould
Using an OCR or reading machine program means more to me than just having some package that will translate printed text into verbal output. It means having that translation done with the highest possible accuracy and in the fastest time. It means having a user interface that is clear, flexible, and has the features that let me do my pleasure or work-related reading efficiently. And it also means having that OCR capability combined with the office tools such as email, photocopying, faxing, and e-book downloading that let me communicate my work with the outside world without ever having to leave Kurzweil 1000. When you couple those capabilities with a company such as Kurzweil Education which always listens to my suggestions to make the program better and which goes out of its way to help me with problems, you have nothing short of the best reading package from the people with whom I prefer to do business. I wouldn't use anything else.