Q. Using Kurzweil3000 to scan and convert Print to MP3?

Answer

How to use the Kurzweil3000 machines:

If you don't have a scanner, you can use the scanners & Kurzweil3000 to make the conversion. The scanners & Kurzweil3000 machines are located in the Library Assistive Tech  Room on the 2nd floor, also in the Campus Computer Lab, LIB 1223.

Please follow the instruction at this URL: 

  • Please read the Fair Use Guidelines for Copyrighted Materials below:
  • Implicit upon the use of this equipment, is your agreement that you are:
    •   Allowed to convert the material to a media file only for your own course-related needs;
    •   Not allowed to convert your entire textbook;
    •   Not allowed to post the media file on the Web, YouTube, or any other public site;
    •   Not allowed to sell, transfer, or lend the media file to others;
    •   Not allowed to duplicate the media file;
    •   Not allowed to broadcast the media without written consent of the owner;
    •   To delete the file upon completion of your coursework;
    •   Liable and subject to prosecution if any of the terms of the agreement are violated.
  • Step 1: Open Kurzweil 3000, and type in your user name & PW. 
    • If you don't have an account, use this one:
      • UN: WMA
      • PW: feesk578 
  • Step 2: Place the document on the Scanner, and click on Scan on the Toolbar; Or open the  digital document by clicking Open on the Toolbar;
  • Step 3: Select a voice, reading mode, reading speed, font size (from Reading Toolbar);
  • Step 4: Click on File on the Menu Bar,
    • Choose Audio Files; then choose Create Audio Files;
    • You can choose to convert a whole document, or selected pages, a voice, reading speed, etc.
      • Choose Output File:
        • Format: MP3; then type in a file name.  Click on OK.
  • Step 5: Click on Kurzweil 3000 Output Audio (on Desk Top).  You should see your MP3 file name in the Output Audio folder.  If you can not find the Output Audio folder on your Desk Top, please go to this folder:  c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\KESI\Output Audio\
  • Step 6: Click on the file name to save it, or read it.
  • If you email the MP3 file to yourself, you can listen to the MP3 on your smart phone.
  • Last Updated Oct 30, 2020
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  • Answered By Wei Ma

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