Kurzweil 3000® and AccessText
Helping College Students Beat the Statistics
Dropout rates for higher education are alarming. Some experts estimate that as many as 50% of the students who enroll
in bachelor's degree programs never receive that degree*
. The US Department of Education estimates that 75% of community
college students do not graduate or transfer to a four-year program**
. The reasons for these unfortunate statistics are
varied: financial concerns, family pressure, or the student just isn't ready. Another factor could be at play here -
undiagnosed or untreated learning disabilities such as
. Assistive technology such as
firefly for the Web
, helps students who have an
inability to comprehend printed text and beat the statistics.
connects college / university disability services
offices and students with textbook publisher's digital files. Basic subscriptions are free. No need to scan or copy
books - AccessText content downloads are ready to use with Kurzweil 3000.
Using Kurzweil 3000 and AccessText files is as EASY as 1-2-3!
Search online via AccessText's website for the text materials needed.
Then download PDFs and read using Kurzweil 3000.
Or convert the PDF to a KES file and access the full range of Kurzweil 3000 tools to:
- Read the selection by word, phrase or sentence
- Extract portions of text to create outlines, Cornell notes or graphic organizers
- Translate the text using Google Translate
- Create MP3 files for use on personal audio devices
* The New York Times, 9 September, 2009
** Department of Education, October, 2010