Kurzweil 3000 Training

Kurzweil 3000 is a scanning, reading and writing solution for people with learning disabilities or reading difficulties. It is available for both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Kurzweil presents reading materials in visual and auditory formats.

Reading materials are scanned then translated into speech that users can hear while following the text displayed on a monitor. In addition, users can easily look up definitions, synonyms, spellings, and pronunciations. The study skills tools allow users to highlight and bookmark electronic text as well as create sticky notes and end notes. These tools are helpful for writing papers and studying for exams. Students with visual impairments and learning disabilities, or those who have reading difficulties or test anxiety have found this software helpful.

Kurzweil 3000 Web License for DPRC Students

To use Kurzweil in the lab or online please visit a DPRC Specialist. A trainer will contact you for an appointment to discuss your learning goals, set a training schedule and discuss which license of Kurzweil is right for you. For more information on installing Kurzweil 3000, please visit the Kurzweil web license instructions.


Basic training for Kurzweil will take about 30-45 minutes. Students familiar with other scanning or word-processing software will find that much of Kurzweil's interface is intuitive.

Schedule training

Training on assistive computer software or hardware is available through the DPRC to students and employees with disabilities. Students must first meet with a DPRC specialist before being referred for the training. The type and amount of training provided is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Contact DPRC at (415-338-2472) to make an appointment with a specialist.

Kurzweil External Links

Kurzweil for Windows

Kurzweil for Mac