Text-to-Speech Tool

Convert text to speech with Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is a literacy support tool that enables students to listen to their assigned readings, read with highlights, and make notes within a digital text format. Originally developed for students with dyslexia, ADHD, low vision, or those who are English Language Learners, Kurzweil 3000 can benefit any student who is looking to engage with their digitized readings more comprehensively.  

Kurzweil 3000 helps students to:

  • comprehend text more fully
  • read with greater efficiency
  • write with more depth

Kurzweil 3000 is available to all Notre Dame students. If you have a registered print disability, you may benefit from additional resources. Please contact sarabeacenter@nd.edu to discuss potential accommodations. If you have a disability--or believe you may have one--and you are not already registered with Sara Bea Accessibility Services, please fill out an initial request form and a member of Sara Bea Accessibility Services' staff will be in touch.

Get started with Kurzweil 3000 by watching the video at the icon below.


To set up your own Kurzweil 3000 account, follow these instructions:

1. Click on Kurzweil 3000 and enter your name and Notre Dame email address.

2. Select Notre Dame from the drop down menu.

3. Click on "add new." This will give you a small screen with your username and password. Copy those and click on the link in the box. 

3. At the login screen, enter your user name and assigned password (you can change your password later).

4. Select "Help" at the top of the page for instructions on how to download the software.

For additional instructional videos on how to use Kurzweil 3000, visit Kurzweil Academy. For technical support, visit Kurzweil Education Customer Support