What is Kurzweil 3000? <ul><li>“ Comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution” (Kurzweil) </li></ul>
Who does it assist? <ul><li>Individuals with Learning Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Students with Dyslexia </li></ul><ul>...
What does it do? <ul><li>Accesses printed, electronic, or Web information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCR (optical character rec...
Key Features <ul><li>Highlighting  </li></ul><ul><li>Text circle tools  </li></ul><ul><li>Annotations  </li></ul><ul><li>B...
Options <ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 Professional Color </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 Professional Black and White </li></ul><u...
Kurzweil 3000 USB for Windows <ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 now available on a USB flash drive </li></ul><ul><li>Software installa...
Benefits of USB version <ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 available without a software download  </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate access by...
System Requirements Kurzweil 3000 Kurzweil 3000 USB for Windows Processor : 500 MHz or if using VoiceText,700 MHz Intel Pe...
Pricing <ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 for Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Color Learning Lab Pack - 5  (includes 1 Professional Colo...
Website <ul><li>Information obtained from Kurzweil website:  www.kurzweiledu.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Flash demonstrations ...
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Kurzweil 3000 Software Review

  1. 2. What is Kurzweil 3000? <ul><li>“ Comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution” (Kurzweil) </li></ul>
  2. 3. Who does it assist? <ul><li>Individuals with Learning Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Students with Dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>Students with Attention Deficit Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Struggling Readers </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary through College Level Students </li></ul>
  3. 4. What does it do? <ul><li>Accesses printed, electronic, or Web information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCR (optical character recognition technology) helps with scanning to convert unusually sized text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improves reading fluency (speed, comprehension, and retention) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches study skills </li></ul><ul><li>Reads aloud text in a human-like voice (male or female) with dual highlighting of words </li></ul><ul><li>Provides writing and editing tools such as spell checker, word prediction tools, and auditory spelling of word functions </li></ul><ul><li>Helps in independent test taking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it reads questions and answers aloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students can answer questions directly on the image of a scanned test </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Key Features <ul><li>Highlighting </li></ul><ul><li>Text circle tools </li></ul><ul><li>Annotations </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Extract for outlines, study guides, or word lists </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can directly insert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sticky Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foot Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bubble Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries (multiple languages) </li></ul><ul><li>Thesauruses </li></ul><ul><li>Online books and encyclopedia access </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with Microsoft Word </li></ul>
  5. 6. Options <ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 Professional Color </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 Professional Black and White </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 LearnStation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open previously scanned documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Edition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Login from any networked computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote License-to-Go package allows for licenses to personal laptop computers for more accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 USB for Windows </li></ul>
  6. 7. Kurzweil 3000 USB for Windows <ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 now available on a USB flash drive </li></ul><ul><li>Software installation is no longer required </li></ul><ul><li>Allows access to same Kurzweil 3000 program </li></ul>
  7. 8. Benefits of USB version <ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 available without a software download </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate access by students and teachers to saved work and settings </li></ul><ul><li>Portability to many environments including: multiple school settings, home, IEP meetings, and elsewhere on virtually any Windows computer </li></ul>
  8. 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
  9. 10. Pricing <ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 for Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Color Learning Lab Pack - 5 (includes 1 Professional Color and 4 LearnStations) $2,695 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black/White Learning Lab Pack - 5 (includes 1 Professional Black/White and 4 LearnStations) $1,995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single LearnStation $395 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Professional Black/White $1,095 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Professional Color $1,495 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 USB for Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Professional Black/White $1,095 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Professional Color $1,495 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single USB LearnStation $395 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Website <ul><li>Information obtained from Kurzweil website: www.kurzweiledu.com </li></ul><ul><li>Flash demonstrations available at : http://kurzweiledu.com/k3000demo/ </li></ul>

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