Kurzweil 1000 for Windows

Kurzweil 1000 for Windows

New Features Added to Award-Winning Scan & Read Software with On-the-Go Access

Kurzweil 1000 makes printed or electronic text accessible to people with blindness and visual impairments — speaking text aloud in a variety of natural-sounding voices that can be modified to individual preferences.

Provides Enhancement and Ease in Users' Reading, Writing, and Learning Experiences

Kurzweil 1000 combines traditional reading machine technologies such as scanning, image processing, and text-to-speech with communication and productivity tools.

Users Can Pursue Any Reading Interests

It delivers quick access to a wealth of information including online books, magazines and encyclopedias.

Gives the Ability to Write and Edit Documents

Features for note taking, summarizing content, and outlining text are also included.

Save Time and Gain Independence

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I use Kurzweil 1000 to scan my books, mail, even food boxes. I have found it to be the most efficient and user-friendly way for me to read almost anything without human assistance. Each new version of Kurzweil 1000 has increased scanning accuracy and added features that make scanning, finding, and reading material of all types faster and easier.
Sarah Van O, Kurzweil 1000 User

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Scanner Capability

Select your device, capture the image quickly and start reading! In addition to traditional scanners, Kurzweil 1000 now supports the following cameras for content acquisition: