What is Kurzweil Text-To-Speech Software?

“Kurzweil 3000TM is the comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution for any struggling reader, including individuals with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or those who are English Language Learners” (Kurzweil Educational Systems website).

Students registered with the Disability Services Office who have submitted documentation of a learning disability, dyslexia, etc. may find this software program useful. Kurzweil can be a great option for students who need extra help with reading, word processing, and material comprehension. Our office will work to provide students with as much information and assistance as possible for continued use of Kurzweil on and off campus.

How Do I Start Using Kurzweil?

To begin, contact Megan Marshall, Disability Services Assistant, to discuss eligibility. If you are already registered with Disability Services, our office will create your Kurzweil user account, which can be personalized and saved. Installation will be done either through a downloadable link or access to a Kurzweil CD.

Yes, Kurzweil software runs on both the Windows and Mac operating systems. Once downloaded and installed, Kurzweil can be found on the desktop in Windows or in the Applications folder on Mac. Enter your username and password when prompted. For frequently asked questions about the software see the link below and the other available documents on this webpage. If you are interested in a brief one-on-one consultation and demo, please contact Megan Marshall at mmarshal1@ltu.edu.