Kurzweil Educational Systems Announces the Release of Kurzweil 1000 Version 13 for Windows

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kurzweil Educational Systems®, a division of Cambium Learning® Technologies, announced today the release of Kurzweil 1000™ Version 13 for Windows®. Kurzweil 1000 is award-winning software that makes printed or electronic text accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired, and combines traditional reading machine technologies such as scanning, image processing and text-to-speech with communication and productivity tools which ease and enhance users’ reading, writing and learning experiences.
New features in Kurzweil 1000 Version 13 include:
• Camera support for HoverCam®, in addition to ABiSee’s Zoom-Ex and Eye-Pal,
to provide fast access to print documents using these portable, affordable, and
readily available cameras
• EPUB® support that allows reading of EPUB documents and the ability to write
EPUB documents that can be read on portable devices, such as an iPhone
• Support for Microsoft® Speech Platform, giving users access to more than a
dozen additional text-to-speech voices in a variety of languages
• Users can now choose the audio output device for the selected voice
• An OCR upgrade to ABBYY® FineReader® 10 and ScanSoft 18 to increase
accuracy when recognizing documents and reduce time spent fixing errors in
recognition

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