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).
Kurzweil is the primary text-to-speech program in use at Carleton. Students that have submitted documentation of a learning disability to Student Health and Counseling may find Kurzweil a useful option for reading, word processing, and material comprehension. Disability Services and Assistive Technologists at Carleton ITS work together 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 Andy Christensen, Coordinator of Disability Services, to discuss eligibility. After registering with the Disability Services, Kevin Chapman at PEPS will create your Kurzweil user account, which can be personalized and saved. Kevin can also install Kurzweil on a personal computer.
Kurzweil software runs on both the Windows and Mac operating systems and is located on many public lab machines across campus, including all of CMC 102, the three machines on 5th Libe, and in the Assistive Technology room, Libe 328.
Kurzweil can be found on the desktop in Windows or in the Applications folder on Mac. Enter your username and password when prompted. For tutorials on the software, see below or check the new Assistive Technology folders on all Windows desktops. If you are interested in one-on-one consulting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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