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Signing Up For Kurzweil 3000

  1. To receive Kurzweil 3000 from disability services at any Penn State campus, you need to  be registered with the Office for Disability Services at the campus you are enrolled.
  2. Make an appointment with the Office for Disability Services  at your campus to speak with a disability specialist to determine eligibility for textbook scanning and to obtain an account for Kurzweil 3000 (For more information on textbook scanning policies and procedures, please read this document: Textbook Scanning Policies and Procedures.
  3. When meeting with your disability specialist, you will be given further information on the Kurzweil 3000 program and how to sign up for a Kurzweil account.
  4. Once a Kurzweil account is set up, you will automatically receive an e-mail with your Kurzweil username and password.
  5. Download and install the Kurzweil 3000 software on to your computer or app for your iPad (download information can be found at: Kurzweil Downloads.  This will allow you to use Kurzweil 3000 to read any compatible electronic textbook.
  6. After installing, you will be able to open up the program and enter your username and password in order to access the Kurzweil 3000 program on your PC, Mac or iPad.
  7. Students with a Kurzweil account can also utilize the Kurzweil 3000 program in any of Penn State's Information Technology Services supported computer labs.
  8. If a student requires the Kurzweil 3000 program to be installed in any other computer lab, not managed by ITS, the student will need to request and obtain approval from the department, college, or campus that manages that lab.