Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000™ is a 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 (ELL). Kurzweil 3000, is research based and enables struggling readers in grades 3 and above to learn from the same content as their peers as it provides access to virtually any text or curriculum, including print, electronic, and Web-based documents. In addition, Kurzweil 3000 supports the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) enabling students of all abilities to engage with digital text. Kurzweil 3000 can be used at all levels within a multi-tiered system of support (such as Response to Intervention (RtI)) to prevent students' academic performance from slipping. A new Web License version of Kurzweil provides schools with the tools to assign coursework, receive student responses, and track results; all without the need to host files locally! Check website for other specific requirements.

Type: 
Product
Cost Range: 
$500+
Content Area: 
math
reading
writing
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
middle school
secondary
transition
IDEA Disability Category: 
autism
emotional disturbance
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
visual impairment
Instructional Support: 
alternate access devices and systems
electronic references and resources
multimedia products and projects
multiple formats of text and notation
organize and plan
practice and reinforcement activities
visualizations and models
Customizable Interface: 
adjustable rate
font size and/or color
multilingual
Differentiation: 
multiple user profiles
student control
teacher control
user data stored for progress monitoring
Drafting: 
draft can be created from note, web, or outline
graphic web organizer
outlining tool
Embedded Resources: 
audio notes
bookmarks
calculator
e-dictionary
e-thesaurus
highlighting
outline template
text notes or tags
Input Options: 
one-handed keying
programmable or large print keyboard
voice recognition
Output Options: 
sound output for visual tasks
Text-Embedded Prompts: 
audio recorded prompts
customizable length suggestion list
error prompts/auto corrections
grammar check
reads suggested words and prompts
spell check
Text to Speech: 
dynamic highlighting
multiple voices
reading rate control
reads graphics descriptions
reads instruction
recorded human narration
supports reading math equations
synthesized
Word Prediction: 
customizable word list(s)
reads suggested/selected words
word cueing
National Writing Next Standards: 
editing and revising
planning and organizing
transcribing
Cursor Control Options: 
arrow keys
scanning cursor control
switches
touch screens
Operating Systems: 
Macintosh
Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: 
Writing