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Using Kurzweil 3000

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Less than 2 minutes


The purpose of this guide is to introduce Kurzweil 3000 (referred to as Kurzweil), a literacy support software designed to assist with reading, studying, writing, and testing. It caters to learners of all levels by employing text-to-speech technology that reads aloud while highlighting text, aiding users who struggle with focus, decoding, reading pace, and comprehension. The guide focuses on utilizing Kurzweil's web version and Read the Web extension for optimal functionality and reliability, offering accessibility to essential features for students, staff, and faculty.

The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: lib.a11y@uoguelph.ca