Kurzweil 3000 at Middle Tennessee State University

What is Kurzweil 3000?

Kurzweil 3000 is software by Kurzweil Education that integrates educational tools and assistive technology to aid users with both reading comprehension and writing. In addition, Kurzweil aids with focus and organization while promoting independent learning. Kurzweil 3000 offers a plethora of helpful features, such as: text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and colored highlighters as a few examples.

Learn more about Kurzweil 3000 and its many features here

Interested in Kurzweil 3000?

MTSU's Disability & Access Center (DAC) and Adaptive Technology Center (ATC) are proud to offer Kurzweil 3000 for free to all MTSU students!
Here is how you may quickly get started using Kurzweil 3000:

  1. Create an account for Kurzweil 3000, which is needed to login and use the software, at this link: MTSU's Kurzweil 3000 Account Creation
    1. On the above link you will fill in the fields for First Name, Last Name, and E-mail (using your MTSU e-mail).
    2. Finally, select 'Middle Tennessee State Univ' for the field titled "School/Org" and then activate the "Add New" button.
      A graphic which illustrates the account creation steps described above.
    3. You will then be created an account and given the details; a copy of the username and password will also be e-mailed to your MTSU e-mail. 

  2. Now you may login to www.Kurzweil3000.com using the account info you created in Step #1.

  3.  Once logged in, open your course document/book/etc. within Kurzweil 3000 to begin using them. (Kurzweil 3000 can open a wide variety of file types, including: Word Documents, PDFs, EPUBs, Text Documents, Daisy files, and etc.)
    1. Launch your existing files within Kurzweil by using either the Computer option if your files are stored on the device you are logged in with or the Google Drive option if your files are stored on Google Drive.Graphic illustrating the steps for opening a file as explained in the text above.

    2. Create a new/blank file within Kurzweil by entering your account's folder within the "Universal Library" and using the "Write" button to choose the type of file you wish to create. After selecting one of the Write options, you will be asked to name your file before it automically launches.A graphic illustrating the process for creating a new file in Kurzweil 3000, as described in the text above.

Training and Features of Kurzweil 3000

We strongly recommend you check out the quick 5-minute video below for a rundown of Kurzweil's features (including audio features) and how to use them in practice before you get started:

Do you plan on using Kurzweil primarily on a mobile device, such as a smartphone? If so, check out the short video below for a tutorial on using Kurzweil and it's features on a mobile device:

Finally, Kurzweil also offers users an incredible database of free training materials if you'd like to dive deeper into it's features; these trainings and tutorials may be viewed within Kurzweil's "Kurzweil Academy". Conveniently follow the button below to access Kurzweil Academy:
Access Kurzweil Academy here