Bedford, MA–November 8, 2006–Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. (, a member of Cambium Learning(TM) Technologies, announces the exciting release of Kurzweil 1000(TM) Version 11, which will ship to customers later this month. Version 11 features expand on Kurzweil 1000’s already extensive list of reading, writing, editing, and study support tools.
The new release offers innovative features that increase user independence, productivity, and access. Most notable among the new features are the software’s Forms Recognition capability, Audible Appointment Calendar, and support for bookmarks and notes for documents in any supported file format.

“Version 11 represents our commitment to developing new features our customers ask for and to redefining the genre of reading software in the process,” said Stephen Baum, Vice President of Engineering, Kurzweil Educational Systems. “You can implement the most advanced technology into a product, but unless it’s designed with the end-user’s needs in mind, it will fall flat. Kurzweil 1000 is a careful integration of the latest technology implemented toward distinct user benefits.”

Other new program features allow users to insert scanned signatures into documents, create CDs within the program, scan and recognize within Microsoft Word, play audio files, and link their preferred settings to new documents automatically. To learn more about Version 11, visit

Product Availability and Pricing

Kurzweil 1000 Version 11 will be available in late November. A single license of Kurzweil 1000 retails for $995. Upgrades are $125. Volume pricing is also available.

About Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.

Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc., ( is known as an innovator and leading provider of reading and writing software for people with learning disabilities, or who are blind or visually impaired. With a 25-year history of pioneering and developing assistive technology, the company has received several industry excellence awards and worldwide recognition for enabling access to the printed word. Kurzweil Educational Systems, along with sister company IntelliTools, Inc., is a member of Cambium Learning Technologies, the technology division of Cambium Learning, Inc. (, Natick, MA.

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