Bridges News — Kurzweil


e-Campus News reports how Kurzweil 3000 web, firefly makes a big difference in college 0

e-Campus News, the journal of technology news for higher-education, recently published a feature story on Kurzweil 3000 and firefly web license; “Outside-the-box assistive tech goes campus-wide,” by Andrew Barbour, (January 19th, 2015).

Accessible Text Repositories -- Canadian and International 1

Recently, a teacher in BC whose student just received Kurzweil 3000 called and said "Given that many students in BC use Kurzweil 3000, I have two questions:

1) Surely, I don’t have to turn a whole bunch of common Grade 6 novels and textbooks into .kesi files for this specific student?

2) Surely, someone else has already done this work and there is a source for it?"

I answered, “of course you don't,” and “of course there is.” (Bracketed by the phrases “reinventing the wheel” and “don’t call me Shirley...”)

uPAR -- New Breakthrough Reading Accommodation Assessment 0

Back in April 2012 we raved about PAR (Protocol for Accommodations in Reading). This is a system for assessing the effectiveness of a specific reading accommodation for an individual student by noted researchers and educators Denise DeCoste and Linda Bastiani Wilson.
Kurzweil firefly ramps-up document versatility/management

Kurzweil firefly ramps-up document versatility/management 0

Kurzweil has added a plethora of new features to firefly in recent weeks.  firefly is a tool that lets you read Kurzweil, PDF and other files through virtually every Flash enabled web browser (firefly has a sister app for the iPad, too).