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 a text-to-speech program in use at Carleton. Students who 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 the 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 the Office of Accessibility Resources, to discuss eligibility. After registering with Disability Services, Kevin Chapman at ITS 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 frequently asked questions about the software, see the link below. If you are interested in one-on-one consulting, please email aztechs@carleton.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions