Kurzweil Educational Systems Inc.
on Wednesday announced version 2.0 of Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh. The new version of the reading, writing and learning software for struggling students adds support for Mac OS X, while maintaining compatibility with Mac OS 9.x.
Enhancements to version 2.0 of Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh include increased overall flexibility for the testing experience, allowing students to leverage the visual and auditory features of the product if they need to. There’s also a simplified interface, new study guide tools and one-click access to word support, including recursive dictionary, synonyms, syllables and spell word.
Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh also now opens and works with a variety of file types, including ClarisWorks, AppleWorks, Microsoft Word, RTF, Text, PDF, TIFF and BMP files. It also shares files with Kurzweil 3000 for Windows.
The Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh Version 2 ScanRead and Read products are slated to ship this month. The Kurzweil 3000 5-unit Learning Lab Pack (one ScanRead and four Reads) costs US$379 per seat. Single unit pricing and volume discounts are also available. Through Dec. 15, users purchasing a Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh Learning Lab Pack will receive one free Read Station; those purchasing five Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh ScanReads will receive one free ScanRead.