Kurzweil 3000 is an educational and assistive technology providing reading, writing and study support. Amherst currently has a site-wide license making this powerful software available to all current employees and students. Kurzweil 3000 runs as a desktop application on Mac or Windows, but it also has a web-based product (https://www.kurzweil3000.com), an iOS app, and a Chrome extension for reading the web. One account gets you access to all of these options. 

Features include:

  • Reading - converting text-to-speech
  • Writing - planning and organizing writing and hearing your writing read back to you
  • Study tools - organizing content, listening to content, highlighting, embedding notes, vocabulary tools

Sign up for a Kurzweil Account

Amherst College Self-Enrollment Link

Note: You must log in with your Amherst user name and password to access the Self-Enrollment Link webpage to get your account and log in information. As part of requesting the software you must provide an Amherst College email address.

Sign In to Kurzweil3000.com

The web-based version of the software, https://www.kurzweil3000.com, has most of the same features as the desktop version, and is an easy way to get started using Kurzweil. 

Kurzweil also has a Chrome Extension for reading the web.

Download the Software (optional)

While some students are content with the web-based version of Kurzweil, the desktop version offers the greatest functionality and reliability.

Note that these are large downloads! We suggest getting on a wired connection if possible. 

Who is Eligible?

  • Amherst Current Employees - Faculty & Staff
  • Amherst Current Students

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