Kurzweil 3000 Software

Thanks to the generous support of the Scotiabank Innovations Fund, the Meighen Centre has purchased a site license of Kurzweil 3000 reading software.

This software is, in our opinion, the best text-to-speech software available on the market today. This software would typically cost $1500 for a single user license. Thanks to Scotiabank this software is now available to all students, staff and faculty at Mount A.

This means that you can download a copy of Kurzweil to your computer for free as long as you are a Mount A student or staff member.

The license we purchased gives you access to the following:

1. Full version of Kurzweil 3000 for download on your computer.

2. Firefly web software available at www.kurzweil3000.com (this is a version of Kurzweil with basic features that can be used in a web browser when connected to the Internet - e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.)

3. Firefly mobile app (a basic version of Kurzweil for use on Apple iPad devices. You can download the app from the iTunes App Store. Please note: if you wish to use Firefly on an Android device, this can be done through Firefly web software in a web browser on your Android device).


To register to use Kurzweil please go to the Kurzweil 3000 page on Moodle, where you will find the registration link and instructions:


  1. Navigate to the Moodle homepage (https://moodle.mta.ca/)
  2. Click on the "Miscellaneous" category
  3. Scroll down and click on "Meighen Centre" and log into Moodle with your Mount A username & password, if you haven't done so already.
  4. Scroll down to the topic "Kurzweil 3000 Registration" and click on the page "Instructions for Kurzweil 3000 Registration"
  5. Follow the instructions to complete your registration
  6. Under "Kurzweil 3000 Registration" you may also wish to download a copy of the user installation guide for Windows or Apple OSX

Once you have registered please follow these links to download a copy of Kurzweil 3000 to your computer (Note: Please choose the "web license" option):

Windows: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/k3win

Apple Mac: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/k3mac

If you have questions or would like to schedule a training session on how to use Kurzweil+Firefly please contact Matt Kalichuk (mkalichuk@mta.ca).