Office of Accessible Technology and Services

Kurzweil 3000 (text-to-speech)

What is Kurzweil 3000?

Kurzweil 3000 is an inclusive technology, text-to-speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning with a collection of powerful reading, writing, test-taking, and study skill tools that makes content accessible and efficient to all students, staff, and faculty.

You can visit Kurzweil Academy(opens in new window) to view tutorials of how to utilize the useful tools in this cohesive application.

How do I get access to Kurzweil?

Kurzweil is available to all students, staff, and faculty and can be used for many purposes. If you are interested in using Kurzweil, please select the Kurzweil 3000 Login Page(opens in new window).

If you are staff or faculty who are interested in utilizing Kurzweil, use the "Type here to search" bar on your Windows device to access the Software Center. Within the Software Center, the Kurzweil 3000 Updater and Installation is available. Once this is complete, you will repeat the process and install the Kurzweil 3000 Windows SSO Authorizer. This will allow you to use your Chico State credentials to log into Kurzweil.

If you have specific questions about Kurzweil 3000 or would like to schedule a time to participate in a live demo, please contact us at