Kurzweil computer screen

Kurzweil helps students to read and write — mainly via text-to-speech technology, but the program has additional features.

Students can use Kurzweil via the website or by using a variety of apps and extensions.

Through SCRED, all special education and general education staff and students have access to Kurzweil and can use it to access web-based or printed materials.


Log In

Open the Kurzweil website and use your school Google account* to sign in (tutorial).

*All secondary teachers' and students' emails in SCRED member districts are preloaded into the Kurzweil systems.  All must use school generated emails to access the systems. If you are a teacher at the elementary level or another program that would like access for your students, please reach out to a member of the SCRED Assistive Technology Committee.



Video Resources 🎥


Getting Started Guides

  • Web Browsers: How to use Kurzweil 3000 in Chrome, Firefox, or Edge
  • Windows: Using a downloaded desktop program
  • Macs: Using a downloaded desktop program


read the webRead the Web Application/Extension

Add Read the Web to devices (e.g., Chromebook, phone, etc.) to use text-to-speech tech to access any web content. Please make sure to install the app. on your student devices and show them how to use it. It is highly recommended and easy to use.


Upload Materials to Your Universal Library

If you are a user of the resources in the Kurzweil Universal Library and want to add your own folders of content to the library to assign to students; you will need to do a one-time upload of the uploader system to your computer. Here are the directions to install the uploader.



Related Topics

Learn more about Assistive Technology (AT) tools that are used within our member districts.

Tech Support

Email [email protected] to submit a support ticket. Support staff at the SCRED office will address your issue ASAP and wrap in additional staff if needed.

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