Kurzweil computer screen

Kurzweil is computer software that helps students to read and write — mainly via text-to-speech technology, but the program has additional features. Students can use Kurzweil via their website or by using a variety of apps and extensions.

SCRED currently provides this assistive technology to all member district educators and students. It can be accessed by both special education and general education staff and students to access web-based or printed materials.


Log In

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



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 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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