Kurzweil is software is used to improve accessibility to print and electronic text for people who are visually impaired or have learning differences. The software can read scanned documents out loud. Located at a computer station in the Education Learning Center (ERC), this computer has an attached scanner for reading books and other documents. Headphones specifically for use with the Kurzweil software are located in circulation for check out and must be returned at the end of the session.
Open the Kurzweil software by double clicking the icon
To Read a Book or Document using the scanner:
To Read a Digital Document:
You must open the document using the Kurzweil software for it to be read aloud.
This will create a simple text file that can be copied and pasted into other software applications but does not have a lot of formatting functionality.
The Kurzweil computer has a specific login.
These login credentials only work for the computer with the Kurzweil software, located in back of the Education Resource Center.
Kurzweil software is easy to use. To get started, double click the Kurzweil 3000 icon to launch the program. The software will automatically begin to narrate the navigation pane as you mouse over it.