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Kurzweil 3000 for Windows was first introduced in 1996. It has since become the leading reading, writing and learning solution for individuals of all ages with learning difficulties like dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and other literacy difficulties.
Kurzweil 3000 is the premier reading and writing software for struggling readers. As it is also content- independent, teachers in schools and colleges alike use it to help students succeed in the classroom regardless of their curriculum or lesson plan. Educators and independent research have demonstrated that Kurzweil 3000 provides not only the tools students need to improve their reading speed and comprehension but also the features that make it possible for them to learn and study independently. With the aid of visual and auditory feedback, the software helps students keep up with assigned reading, learn critical study skills and successfully complete writing projects and tests. The software publication, whether printed or electronic. It then reads the words aloud to the student in clear, humanlike synthetic speech while a patented dual highlighting feature adds visual reinforcement on the computer screen.
With Kurzweil 3000, students and educators can also mark main ideas,
extract outlines, create voice notes and add annotations. Tools such as audible spell-checking, word prediction, dictionaries, and synonyms facilitate writing. Students can instantly email Kurzweil 3000 documents using their favourite e-mail application. Available in a variety of configurations, Kurzweil 3000 is adaptable for use in a classroom or throughout a network, and for individual or group instruction.
KURZWEIL 3000 FEATURES AND
Unique Test Taking Capabilities
With Kurzweil 3000, students can
independently complete worksheets,
quizzes, classroom exams or
standardised tests with greater
confidence and fewer mistakes.
Powerful Study Skills Tools
Students improve their reading
comprehension and retention with tools
that facilitate active reading including
bookmarks, highlighting, annotations,
sticky notes, voice notes and extraction
of outlines or word lists. With the same
tools, teachers can personalise
instruction to suit student needs and
Patented Dual Highlighting
Kurzweil 3000's proprietary dual
highlighting employs a multi-sensory
approach to improving students' reading
performance by highlighting a sentence,
paragraph, line or phrase in one colour
and highlighting each word in another
colour as it is read aloud.
Quick Access to Word Meanings
One-click access to recursive
dictionaries, synonyms, syllabification
Flexible Writing Tools
As a student types, the software speaks each letter or word, so they can quickly recognise and correct spelling mistakes. The audible spell checker and word predictor further assists students with modifying and creating reports, essays and papers without teacher intervention.
Accurate Display of Graphics and Illustrations with Text
Kurzweil 3000 displays and retains text combined with designs and pictures from scanned pages, providing additional sensory and contextual information.
Kurzweil 3000 features RealSpeak from ScanSoft and Via Voice from IBM, providing the most accurate synthesized voices available. Words spoken clearly and naturally increase student comprehension and sustain their attention.
Easy Web Access Using Internet Explorer
Kurzweil 3000's Read the Web capability enhances audible and visual access to Web pages, opening up the resources of the Internet to students.
With audible dictionary definitions available in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian and the ability to read text in any of these languages, users can master the material of their choice in the language they are learning.
Broad Access to Electronic Files
Kurzweil 3000 opens and works with many types of electronic files, including the popular DOC and PDF formats as well as the accessible DAISY format for people with print related disabilities.
Voice Recognition Compatibility
Kurzweil 3000 works seamlessly with Dragon NaturallySpeaking adding already robust reading and writing features, dictation and correction by voice capabilities, as well as specialised voice commands (Dragon Professional).and spell-checking assists students with decoding and keeps them reading with fewer interruptions.
We recommend the special Bookedge scanner for use with Kurzweil 3000