Kurzweil improves learning for blind, visually impaired users

“With Kurzweil 1000, people can go to college and earn degrees; they can work and read, and live their lives again,” said Dona Orgeron, clinical nurse manager in Albuquerque, N.M.

Version 14 enhancements include:
— The option to extract images into PDF files
— Recognition of PNG files
— Optical character recognition upgrades
— A new scanning mode
— An improved proofreading mechanism
— The ability to record voice notes
— Advanced editing capabilities
— Enhanced navigation within documents

“At Kurzweil, we believe that anyone willing to learn can learn when given access to the right tools,” said Stephen Baum, vice president of engineering at Kurzweil Education. “We’re committed to constantly improving our technology to enable students with low or no vision to bring the written word to life, in a way that helps them understand and retain the information.”

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Material from a press release was used in this report.

Laura Ascione

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