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Screen Readers: Kurzweil 3000 and 1000

This guide provides resources and information about screen readers.


NOTE: We do not officially endorse any assistive technology brand or software. The purpose of providing examples of specific assistive technologies is only to give users a better idea of the assistive technology available today.

Kurzweil 3000 and 1000

Kurzweil Education produces screen reader software for individuals, schools, and businesses. Their software provides text-to-speech output that can help those with reading disabilities and those who are blind or visually impaired.

KurzweilKurzweil education logo 3000 is focused on reading disabilities with features like phrase and word tracking on the screen, word definitions, and note-taking features.

Kurzweil 1000 is geared toward the blind or visually impaired with features like integration into many applications and reads aloud scanned text.

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