• October 3, 2012

Screen shot showing a demonstration on how to use the reading tool in Kurzweil for MacintoshThis collection of demonstrations and tutorials are designed to support those implementing Kurzweil 3000 v. 4 (Mac) in a school setting.

Module 1 – Kurzweil for Macintosh Introduction

This module offers a brief overview of Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh and discusses how to navigate the program and what features support a student’s development of reading, study, and writing skills.

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Module 2 – Using the Text Reading Tools

This module focuses on using the text and reading tools located on the Kurzweil 3000 Reader. Adjusting the reading options is also discussed.

Reading Text and Image FilesReading SettingsReading Preferences






Module 3 - Using the Studying Tools

This module focuses on using the many different types of study skills tools including the highlighters, sticky notes, footnotes, voice notes, and bubble notes. The ability to extract highlights and notes will also be demonstrated.

Highlighting TextExtracting HighlightsAdding NotesAdding Sticky NotesAdding FootnotesAdding Bubble NotesExtracting Notes














Module 4 - Using the Writing Tools

This module focuses on using the writing tools on the Writing Toolbar, adjusting the auditory feedback options, customizing the spell checking feature, using word prediction, and creating custom vocabulary lists.

Word Processing BasicsTalking Word Processor and Spell CheckUsing Word PredictionCreating Custom Vocabulary








Module 5 - Test and Worksheet Completion

This module focuses on the various tools that can be used to support a student completing tests and worksheets onscreen using Kurzweil 3000.

Using Text NotesReviewing/Printing/Saving Tests and WorksheetsUsing Highlight and Circle Tools