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Kurzweil Releases Web-Based Literacy Tool

Kurzweil Educational Systems has unveiled Firefly, a new Web-based resource designed to improve student literacy by offering access from anywhere to digital, text-based material.

Firefly works with existing Kurzweil 3000 software by extending its reach in accordance with Universal Design for Learning principles, an educational framework geared toward developing flexible learning environments for individual learners first defined by the Center for Applied Special Technology.
Access to texts is available anywhere along with literacy support tools that include control over pacing, an ability to highlight text, and the ability to work in conjunction with Dragon, Naturally Speaking. Firefly also offers support for English language learners.

Features of Firefly include:
■ Use of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts
■ Ability for students to interact with text
■ Accessibility for students with a range of disabilities
■ Compatibility with OS X and Windows.

The release joins an existing Kurzweil product line that includes text-to-speech software and other assistive technology to students in Grade 3 through college.

Information about Kurzweil Educational Systems is available at:

For the entire press release: Kurzweil Releases Firefly


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