Kurzweil 3000 – Your Devices. Their Solutions. No Boundaries. No Barriers.


k3000 – The most comprehensive suite of supports for learners whose literacy skills are basic or below basic proficiency levels.

Provides access to your curricula with a powerful, multi sensory approach to learning built on innovative, research-based technology.

The ability to independently access any content, on any device, is an important skill for students with learning differences to develop. Their assistive technologies offer greater features that provide truly accessible learning and parity across devices, offering a simpler experience that engages students in learning.

When learners can address their own unique learning challenges they can build the skills and confidence to succeed academically. They can unlock their potential.


With a combination of access and support, learners can make real academic progress.

K3000+firefly is educational technology that brings all pieces of the literacy puzzle together with one easy, proven solution to ensure instruction and learning become personal — and meaningful progress becomes possible. 

Check out specific features for reading, comprehension, writing, assignments and tests.


Students can access content and common literacy supports from any device or computer with internet access, then dive deeper with comprehensive literacy support installed directly to Mac and Windows computers. 

  • Access content on the web, your computer, or in print
  • Differentiate instruction with digital tools
  • Save content to class or student folders (no file storage limit)
  • Guide learners throughout the full learning process
  • Inform instructional decisions with centralized reporting


  • 31 Natural Text-to-Speech voices
  • Text-to-Speech in over 18 languages and dialects
  • Customizable reading rate and presentation
  • Improve readability with OpenDyslexic font 
  • ABBYY FineReader® OCR—Document recognitition
  • Magnify text for learners with visual impairments
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Read text in Word, PDF, EPUB, RTF, Daisy, and on the Web
  • Read locked text with ImageReader in PDFs and images, exactly as they appear in the original
  • Access to over 1,800 classic literature texts
  • Create MP3/audio files and add to iTunes Playlist


  • One-click access to American Heritage dictionaries®, (including College Writer’s Dictionary), Widgit Picture Dictionary, and Talking dictionary
  • Expand word choices with the Synonym button 
  • Vocabulary study guides; English and bi-lingual
  • Engage learners with 5 different Note tools; including Sticky and Voice notes
  • Mark important place in text with Bookmark tools
  • Highlight key text structures with Multiple colored highlighters
  • Identify important information with red and blue Circle buttons
  • Create Study guides
  • Stay on task with research using Online reference tools within the software
  • Support active reading, note taking, and chapter summaries with templates
  • Translate words or full passages to 70+ languages


  • Writing Path facilitates writing from beginning to end
  • Map ideas with Brainstorms and Graphic Organizers
  • Start writing with template Outlines
  • Word prediction offers words based on frequency
  • Use Word lists to facilitate the use content specific words, including Tier 2 academic vocabulary and Language of Literature
  • Practice spelling and check spelling
  • Speak as typing helps learners self-regulate their writing
  • View outlines and drafts simultaneously with Split screen
  • Dictation available for text input via a microphone


  • Lock features for a test or quiz
  • Password protect tests and other documents
  • Create assignments with fill-in-the-blank, essay, multiple choice, short answer, true/false