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Heartland Community College

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is a multifaceted digital literacy tool that provides reading, writing and study support.

Features include:

  • Reading
    • converting text-to-speech
    • Read Word, PDF, EPUB, RTF and Web
    • Create MP3 files and add to iTunes
    • Read aloud basic math
  • Writing
    • converting speech-to-text
    • planning and organizing the writing process
    • hearing your writing read back to you
  • Study tools
    • graphic organizers and outlines
    • embedding notes, bookmarks and highlighting
    • listening to content
    • vocabulary tools

Sign up for a Kurzweil Account

Kurzweil 3000 is available to all current employees and undergraduate students.

  1. Visit (or open the email sent by your instructor).
  2. Select "Login" from the top right corner.
  3. Select "Forgot Password?".
  4. Enter your Heartland email and "Submit".
  5. Follow the steps in your Heartland email to "Change Password" and then return to Login.

Start Using Kurzweil 3000

*Although the desktop version has the greatest functionality, its large download size makes it prohibitive for most student laptops. Note that these are large downloads! We suggest getting on a wired connection if possible.

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