Student Disability Services

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is a highly developed text to speech software utility that creates new learning opportunities by allowing a user to read along with a natural -sounding voice. The program reads directly from a scanned document so the user is able to read from the real text rather than reading from a Word document or a simple text document.

In addition, Kurzweil 3000 offers a dynamic text highlighting feature that allows users to organize thoughts and highlight main points in real time and a writing component that provides the user a number of different options to take the stress out of the writing process.

Kurzweil 3000 is available to any Butler student who is registered with Student Disability Services as an individual with a properly documented disability and whose documentation substantiates the need for access through the provision of alternative format text.  Written documentation is required in order to establish eligibility for services.  Please contact Student Disability Services (SDS) at (317) 940-9308 for additional information regarding documentation guidelines and/or visit our Accommodation Procedures page.  Any student who has been verified as eligible to receive alternative format text should contact SDS directly in order to make arrangements to set up a Kurzweil account which will then allow the student to access the software while on or off campus.

For training on how to use Kurzweil 3000, please visit

For questions specific to your Butler University installation of Kurzweil 3000, please contact Rob Hartman at