Kurzweil 3000


Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

Kurzweil 3000 brings digital, text-based content and literacy tools to anyone who requires or desires assistance with literacy skills. Kurzweil 3000 provides a universal library and a variety of multisensory reading and literacy tools and options.

Access: All BCPS staff and students have access to two Kurzweil products to support student learning.

Kurzweil Access 2021-2022

  • Kurzweil Read the Web is a Chrome extension that allows content in the Chrome browser to be read aloud. It also provides a dictionary, translation tool and a PDF reader. Kurzweil Read the Web is only available through the Chrome browser extension.

Learning How

Getting Started with Kurzweil 3000

To learn more about Kurzweil 3000 features, classroom applications, and professional learning visit the Kurzweil 3000 for Web Browsers.

Visit the Kurzweil EDU Academy for an Overview of Kurzweil3000.com (Web) Getting Started, Read & Study, Writing, and Testing support videos.

Enable the Read the Web Chrome Extension from the Kurzweil 3000 Library Home page.

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner 1.b - Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.

    • Empowered Learner 1.c - Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Ideas for Use

Read - Text-to-Speech, customizable reading rate, OpenDyslexic font, text magnification, ABBY FineReader, change background and text color, and more.

Comprehend - One click access to American Heritage Dictionaries, Picture and Talking Dictionary, Synonym button, vocabulary study guides, note tools, bookmark tools, highlighters, cross-out text, create study guides, and more.

Demonstrate: Writing - Map ideas with Brainstorms and Graphic Organizers, writing templates, outlines, word lists, spell checking, speak as typing, split screen, bibliography, speech-to-text, and more.

Read the Web - Change voice, reading speed, unit, and mode. Read the web content, go backward or forward to one reading unit. Access American Heritage dictionaries and translation features.