Partners

Kurzweil Education® has developed relationships with leading technology and education providers to enhance the services we offer to our customers. These companies include:




ABiSEE

ABiSEE Eye-Pal and Zoom-Ex are portable camera-based readers that convert printed material into speech. Lightning fast image acquisition and processing, accurate OCR and the most advanced text-to-speech technology enable visually impaired to listen to human-like reading aloud of a wide variety of printed material.

In a collaborative effort, Cambium Learning Technologies and ABiSEE have worked to establish compatibility between two of their premier product offerings. This joint project provides an alternative method for blind and low-vision individuals to acquire print content for use with Kurzweil 1000 software. Users of the ABiSEE Eye-Pal & Zoom-Ex can now have access to the broad variety of reading, learning and productivity features found in Kurzweil 1000.




Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. ATIA represents the interests of its members to business, government, education, and the many agencies that serve people with disabilities. Its mission is to serve as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.

Since 1999, ATIA has held an annual conference that provides a forum for education and communication to professional practitioners serving those with disabilities. In conjunction with its conferences, ATIA holds a Leadership Forum and Workshop on Accessibility which provides corporations, government agencies, and higher educational institutions with the information needed to expand their accessibility efforts. The ATIA Chicago conference is held in October and ATIA Orlando is held in January each year.

Kurzweil Education supports ATIA, its mission and regularly attends the biannual ATIA conferences. Kurzweil Education is a sponsor of the Global Policy Unit of the ATIA group.




Bookshare

Bookshare.org – offering on-line access to thousands of titles of interest to students and readers of all ages, including best sellers and newly released titles.

Bookshare.org is an online community for individuals whose disability makes it difficult to access text in printed form. Visitors to their site will find a broad variety of publications in specialized formats for the disabled. Users of Kurzweil Education products have direct access to thousands of titles of interest to students and readers of all ages, including many bestsellers and newly released titles.




The Consortium of School Networking (COSN)

COSN's initiative is to promote the use of information technologies and the Internet to ensure technology has a positive effect on learning by focusing on leadership development, coalition building, advocacy and emerging technologies.

Kurzweil Education has joined this initiative to expand access to technology for all students with COSN and other leaders in the industry. This "Accessible Technologies for All Students Initiative" was formed to create dialogue between general and special education technology decision makers.




Design Science

Design Science (DSI) was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Long Beach, California, with an office in St. Paul, Minnesota. DSI is the worldwide leader in developing, marketing and supporting software for scientific and technical communication. MathType, MathFlow, and MathPlayer software products are used by scientists, engineers, educators and publishing professionals, for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online documents, and for building web pages with interactive math content. Kurzweil Education licenses MathML in order to enable the text to speech "reading" of math curriculum terminology and symbols.




Landmark College

For nearly 25 years, Landmark has been the leader in creating successful learning strategies for students with learning disabilities and/or AD/HD. When Landmark College was founded in 1985, they became the first institution of higher education to pioneer college-level studies for students with learning disabilities and/or AD/HD. Since as early as 2002, students at Landmark College have been using Kurzweil 3000 as one of the assistive technology software solutions. Kurzweil Education and Landmark College have partnered to provide innovative ways to develop the most effective reading and writing solutions for college students with learning disabilities. In 2002, research conducted on campus has shown that students with ADHD using Kurzweil 3000 increased their reading rate by over 50%, were able to concentrate for longer periods of time, and felt less stressed and more optimistic about their schoolwork.




Voyager Language!

Voyager Language! software provides is an intensive mastery-based language arts intervention that targets the needs of non-readers, struggling readers, and English learners which incorporates multi-sensory, sequential lessons and skills development assessment. Voyager is a division of Cambium Learning Group.




Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z's affordable, easy-to-use teacher resources fill the teaching gaps left by many Reading, Writing, and Science education programs. Explore their site and see why Learning A-Z printable books and worksheets, and other projectable, online interactive and mobile teacher resources, are already being used in nearly half of the school districts in the U.S. and Canada and 155+ countries worldwide.

Learning A-Z is dedicated to working with teachers to give them the resources they need to reach every child, on every learning level. All of the Learning A-Z readers, lessons, worksheets, interactive audio books, and other materials can be customized. This means every child can have what is most appropriate for his/her developmental level.




The Speech Gurus

With a combined 25+ years' experience in the Speech Recognition / Assistive Technology field, we have the expertise to make sure you are successful! If we train you, it will work.

The Speech Gurus specialize in Speech Recognition software and accessories, customizing and training, and Environmental Control systems. Our trainer, Jon Swenson Tellekson, has been a Certified Instructor for Dragon NaturallySpeaking for over 13 years.