Kurzweil 3000 taskbar

Need read back for an inaccessible PDF, webpage or document?

Try the Kurzweil 3000 taskbar. This handy tool allows you to drag and drop text quickly and easily to the toolbar for instant audible feedback.

To access right click on your toolbar, highlight Toolbars and select Kurzweil Taskbar.

Highlight the text to be read and drag to the edit box.

Give it a go and let us know what you think.

Kurzweil 3000 is available for everyone on the university’s network. Contact the Disability Service for more information.

Scottish voices

If you use read back software such as Kurzweil 3000 and TextHelp Read&Write on the university’s network you can now select Stuart or Heather for a Scottish accent.

In Kurzweil 3000:

Select from the Reading voice drop down menu.


Select Tools, Options, Reading and Speaker drop down menu.

In TextHelp Read&Write:

Speech options, Select a voice drop down menu.

Not listed? Use the Search button and check the Stuart and Heather boxes.


Give them a go and let us know what you think in the comments below.