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Kurzweil 3000 Software Review

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  • 1.  
  • 2. What is Kurzweil 3000?
    • “ Comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution” (Kurzweil)
  • 3. Who does it assist?
    • Individuals with Learning Disabilities
    • Students with Dyslexia
    • Students with Attention Deficit Disorder
    • English Language Learners
    • Struggling Readers
    • Elementary through College Level Students
  • 4. What does it do?
    • Accesses printed, electronic, or Web information
      • OCR (optical character recognition technology) helps with scanning to convert unusually sized text
    • Improves reading fluency (speed, comprehension, and retention)
    • Teaches study skills
    • Reads aloud text in a human-like voice (male or female) with dual highlighting of words
    • Provides writing and editing tools such as spell checker, word prediction tools, and auditory spelling of word functions
    • Helps in independent test taking
      • it reads questions and answers aloud
      • students can answer questions directly on the image of a scanned test
  • 5. Key Features
    • Highlighting
    • Text circle tools
    • Annotations
    • Bookmarks
    • Voice Notes
    • Extract for outlines, study guides, or word lists
    • Teachers can directly insert
      • Sticky Notes
      • Text Notes
      • Foot Notes
      • Bubble Notes
    • Dictionaries (multiple languages)
    • Thesauruses
    • Online books and encyclopedia access
    • Compatible with Microsoft Word
  • 6. Options
    • Kurzweil 3000 Professional Color
    • Kurzweil 3000 Professional Black and White
    • Kurzweil 3000 LearnStation
      • Open previously scanned documents
    • Network Edition
      • Login from any networked computer
      • Remote License-to-Go package allows for licenses to personal laptop computers for more accessibility
    • Kurzweil 3000 USB for Windows
  • 7. Kurzweil 3000 USB for Windows
    • Kurzweil 3000 now available on a USB flash drive
    • Software installation is no longer required
    • Allows access to same Kurzweil 3000 program
  • 8. Benefits of USB version
    • Kurzweil 3000 available without a software download
    • Immediate access by students and teachers to saved work and settings
    • Portability to many environments including: multiple school settings, home, IEP meetings, and elsewhere on virtually any Windows computer
  • 9. System Requirements Kurzweil 3000 Kurzweil 3000 USB for Windows Processor : 500 MHz or if using VoiceText,700 MHz Intel Pentium III Operating Systems : Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP Memory : 128MB or if using VoiceText, 256MB Disk Space : 500MB-600MB Video RAM : 2MB Screen Resolution : 16 bit high colors, 800 x 600 pixels CD Drive For audio file creation : MP3 encoder and/or Windows Media Player For how-to videos : Windows Media Player Sound card : Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or other16-bit compatible sound card Speakers Keyboard Mouse Processor : 700 MHz Intel Pentium III (or faster) Operating Systems : Windows 2000, XP, Vista; Memory : 128MB or if using VoiceText™, 256MB Disk Space : 200MB Screen Resolution : 16 bit high colors, 800 x 600 pixels USB 2.0 port Internet connection Scanner : TWAIN compliant For audio file creation : MP3 encoder and/or Windows Media Player. For how-to videos : Windows Media Player. Sound card : Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or other16-bit compatible sound card Speakers and microphone Keyboard Mouse http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz3000USB.aspx
  • 10. Pricing
    • Kurzweil 3000 for Windows
      • Color Learning Lab Pack - 5 (includes 1 Professional Color and 4 LearnStations) $2,695
      • Black/White Learning Lab Pack - 5 (includes 1 Professional Black/White and 4 LearnStations) $1,995
      • Single LearnStation $395
      • Single Professional Black/White $1,095
      • Single Professional Color $1,495
    • Kurzweil 3000 USB for Windows
      • Single Professional Black/White $1,095
      • Single Professional Color $1,495
      • Single USB LearnStation $395
  • 11. Website
    • Information obtained from Kurzweil website: www.kurzweiledu.com
    • Flash demonstrations available at : http://kurzweiledu.com/k3000demo/

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