Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is an accessibility software designed to help students access course materials in college. With functions such as text-to-speech, highlighting, and integrated notetaking and brainstorming, this assistive technology enables students with learning differences to fully engage in what they are learning and to focus on the tasks at hand.

A free download and license of this software is available to all Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff.

Kurzweil 3000 Built-in Tools

  • OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
  • Picture and Talking Dictionary
  • Read text in Word, PDF, EPUB, RTF, Daisy, and on the Web
  • 31 Natural Text-to-Speech voices in over 18 languages and dialects
  • Create Brainstorm documents and Draft documents
  • Magnify text
  • Highlight, Spell check, and more

Find additional information about features and uses for Kurzweil 3000 on our Comparison of Kurzweil 3000 vs. Read&Write page.

Alternative Format Textbooks

Kurzweil 3000 can be used to create alternative formats of textbooks. Once a file is converted into the Kurzweil format, the software will highlight the text and read aloud so the student can follow along. It also has many features beyond text-to-speech, such as highlighting and extracting information for outlines.