Kurzweil 3000 is an assistive technology tool that helps users with learning disabilities, those diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or other literacy challenges. It offers a multisensory approach and multiple means of access to text, both in print and digital formats. Kurzweil is available to all members of the UMB community – faculty, staff, and students.


Kurzweil allows users to:
  • Simultaneously listen to and read scanned text, image text (such as PDF files), digital files and Internet pages

  • Access multiple file types that include: EPUB; TXT; HTML; PDF; TIFF; NIMAS; DOC; RTF; DAISY and ANY scanned paper with text and photos

  • Visually track words and phrases on screen as they are read aloud

  • Use colored highlighters and other visual prompts to identify important information

  • And much more!


How to Access:

To access Kurzweil 3000, click here. You will be prompted to sign-in through SSO using your UMID and password.

You can also download an extension for Kurzweil for the following browsers below:


How do I learn to use it?

Kurzweil offers a great collection of self-help videos and resources through:


Kurzweil 3000 Technical Support  

Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Central Time)

Phone (USA or Canada): 1-800-894-5374

Phone (Other countries): 1-508-315-6600

E-mail: tech@kurzweiledu.com