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Equipment for special needs for person with disabilities

by Willie Davis, Spirit Lake Consulting, Inc.

Equipment for Special Needs (including educational programs)

Kurzweil 1000: computer software that makes printed or electronic text readily available to people who are blind or visually impaired. The software speaks text aloud in a variety of natural-sounding voices that can be modified to suit individual preferences. Also, it provides users with document creation and editing as well as study skills capabilities for note taking, summarizing and outlining text. It is easy to use for beginners, yet powerful and flexible for advanced users. With its array of useful features, users save time and gain independence – whether at home, at school, or at work.

Kurzweil 3000: for Windows is a reading, writing, and learning solution for individuals of all ages with learning difficulties like dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and other literacy difficulties. It provides individuals the tools they need to improve their reading speed and comprehension, plus a suite of features that make it possible for them to learn and study independently. In this way, it has helped improve their academic experience, their ability to function effectively in the workplace and the quality of their daily curriculum materials. It provides a digital means of engaging with text and can support individuals who use alternative methods for accessing the computer. I addition, the product is proving instrumental for both classroom and standardized assessments. It not only reads questions and answers aloud, it allows students to type answers directly onto the image of a scanned test, thereby offering more independence for both the individual and teacher or instructor.

For more information go on line at: or telephone 1-800-894-5374


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