Kurzweil 3000 version 14


Kurzweil 3000 is a scanning, reading, writing and learning tool for individuals with dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and other learning difficulties.  This program was developed for individuals with learning disabilities as an integrated scan and read software. Kurzweil 3000 uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to scan material and convert it to digital text and “text to speech” to read digital text aloud. This program is geared towards helping students who struggle with printed text to access curriculum material so that they can keep up with assigned reading, learn critical study skills, and successfully complete writing project and tests independently. It can increase overall reading comprehension, spelling skills and range of vocabulary. It has also been helpful in developing better writing skills.

New and improved features of Kurzweil 3000 Version 14

Greater digital file accessibility

  • NIMAS ready
  • Output to DAISY 2 audio
  • Save to DAISY 3
  • Read the Web using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox
  • MathML support with MathPlayer from Design Science, Inc.

Increased Language Learning Support

  • Google Translator
  • American Heritage Human Pronunciations
  • English and Spanish picture dictionaries
  • Scan and recognize multiple languages in the same file

Additional research and process writing functions

  • Reformatted Column Note utility
  • Brainstorm to Review toolbar
  • Improved Column Note, Outline, and Brainstorm workflow
  • Direct access to Writing Templates from toolbar

Other Enhancements

  • MP3 encoder available for audio file creation
  • History feature in Talking Calculator retrieves past operations
  • Updated OCR and NeoSpeech voices
  • Read the Web for Internet Explorer 7 and 8
  • Updated dictionaries and online  help


For more information on Kurzweil 3000:

click here to visit the manufacturers website.

Click the links below to download the web version of Kurzweil 3000:

Kurzweil 3000 for PC
Kurzweil 3000 for Mac

Read our guide on how to install Kurzweil 3000 (PDF)