Kurzweil 1000 is an optical character recognition (OCR) program with voice output designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software package runs on a personal computer connected to a flatbed scanner. It scans books, magazine articles, and other printed documents, converts the printed text into electronic text files, and reads them aloud using RealSpeak, a human-sounding synthetic speech engine. Scanned documents can be edited using a text editor with voice output. Definitions, synonyms, and spell checking are provided by a dictionary and thesaurus containing 175,000 words. Scanned files can be sent to portable devices such as braille notetakers. The program also retains images from scanned documents and displays them on the screen in a wide variety of magnification levels. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium processor; 32 megabytes (MB) random access memory (RAM); 150 MB of available hard disk space; 8X CD-ROM drive or faster; Sound Blaster or compatible sound card (16 or 32 bit) with speakers and microphone; single pass TWAIN-compatible flatbed color scanner; 17-button keypad, game pad, or full size keyboard; and Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000 operating system. OPTIONS: 17-button keypad for easy entry of commands; FlexTalk or DECtalk speech synthesizer.
Notes: A Kurzweil 1000 demo version is available for download or on CD upon request. ** A 10-user site license is available for schools.
Price: 1195.00 to 995.00.
This product record was updated on February 24, 2011.
This product is available from:
Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc., a Cambium Learning Technologies Company (formerly a subsidiary of Lernout and Houspie)Cambium Learning Technologies
Natick, Massachusetts 01760
Telephone: 800-547-6747 or 303-651-2829.
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Humanware Group (formerly Pulse Data Humanware and Visuaide)175 Mason Circle
Concord, California 94520
Telephone: 800-722-3393 or 925-680-7100.
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Envision Technology4905 Del Ray Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Telephone: 800-582-5051 or 301-654-3568.
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Sterling Adaptives, LLC7665 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945
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