Kurzweil is a reading, writing, and studying platform that can convert your electronic readings to an accessible format that can be read out loud to you. You can also use Kurzweil to create brainstorms and outlines as a part of the writing process.

You can access Kurzweil in four different ways. There is a software version that you download on your computer, there is a web browser version, there is an iPad app, and there is also a Google Chrome web extension that you can use to read web pages.

If you are registered with the DRC and have the E-text accommodation, you can check out a Kurzweil 3000 license for free and download the software onto your computers. If you don’t have the E-text accommodation and would like to use Kurzweil, contact your Access Counselor & Consultant. You can find their contact information on our Meet the DRC Staff web page.

You will need to use your Kurzweil username and password to log into your Kurzweil account each time you want to access it. You can find your credentials in the email that was sent to you from the DRC that is titled “Getting Started with Kurzweil 3000”. If you cannot find this email or have trouble logging in, please contact the DRC Adaptive Technology team at adaptivetech@pdx.edu.

If you have any questions about Kurzweil, please contact the Adaptive Technology team.

Adaptive Technology Specialist
Email: adaptivetech@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-9119

Check our home page for hours, Virtual Front Desk information, Drop-in schedules, and to see if we are working remotely.