ATC Quickstart: Kurzweil 3000
Kurzweil 3000 is used to scan and read printed text for users with learning disabilities. This program will provide access to a variety of printed material, including books, magazines, course handouts and computer documentation. It uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on a scanned image and then reads it back using synthesized speech output. Options to use color to highlight text and a built-in dictionary are also included.
Starting Kurzweil 3000
- Click the Start Button on the Window taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
- Click on the ATL folder.
- Click on the Kurzweil 3000 icon.
- When prompted for a user name, enter your name and click the "OK" button.
(You can also press <CTRL> + <ALT> + <3> to start the program)
- Place hard copy of text on the scanner's glass surface, oriented to the upper right corner with the text facing down.
- Click the toolbar icon that says, "Scan" or press "F9" to begin scanning.
- To read text, open the file you to read with Kurzweil 3000. Use the mouse to put the cursor at the start of the section you want to read.
- Use the "Back", "Read", and "Forward" buttons to read the text.
Quitting Kurzweil 3000
Choose "Exit" from the File menu, or press <ALT> + <F4>.
To access the Help System, press <F1>.
For additional help with Kurzweil 3000, consult the manual located on the manual shelf or contact ATC staff.