Please Note: This guide is currently being updated. 10/1/21
Kurzweil 3000 utilizes text-to-speech technology to aid students in their studies. The Read the Web browser extension enables students to easily have digital text read out loud, within Canvas or anywhere else on the web. Quick access to dictionaries and translation tools is also available. Students can use the web or desktop versions of Kurzweil 3000 to aid in note-taking, studying, writing, organization and more.
Please review this guide to learn more.
Transitioning from high school to college is a challenge. Students are in a less structured environment, often times receiving fewer supports. The challenge can be even greater for:
Kurzweil 3000 enables learners of all abilities to address their own unique learning challenges and build the skills and confidence to succeed academically. Kurzweil 3000 provides college students with the tools to persevere and complete their studies, including:
Students can use Kurzweil 3000 to:
All Waubonsee Community College students can access Kurzweil 3000.
To register your account, go to the Kurzweil 3000 website and click on the "Sign in with Google" button:
Select your Waubonsee Community College student e-mail and continue.
You will be asked to grant Kurzweil certain permissions. Click allow to grant Kurzweil the proper permissions.
You will use this method to log in however you choose to use Kurzweil 3000.
Kurzweil 3000 utilizes text-to-speech technology (TTS) to convert text into spoken speech.
Kurzweil recommends the following strategies for students using text-to-speech technology:
The college can provide technology loans to students in need. Available devices include laptops, wireless hotspots and webcams. Students can request an equipment loan through ServiceDesk or by calling the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at (630) 466-4357.
Our Library Student Technology Support staff provide free technical support for students.
We can help with:
To request 1-on-1 help, please use the Student Technology Assistance form in the ServiceDesk portal. Log in to ServiceDesk with your X-number and password.
For step-by-step instructions for using the ServiceDesk portal, please view the PDF below.