Free Technology Resources

To assist with notetaking and study skills, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) has made software below FREE to ALL UCF students!


Kurzweil 3000 Literacy Software

Kurzweil 3000 LogoKurzweil 3000 – offers a multisensory approach and multiple means of access to text; whether in print or in digital formats. Kurzweil 3000 includes the highest quality Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software available, which reproduces scanned print documents with the exact layout and formatting found in the original.


  • Simultaneously listen to and read scanned text, image text (such as PDF files), digital files and Internet pages
  • Access multiple file types that include: EPUB; TXT; HTML; PDF; TIFF; NIMAS; DOC; RTF; DAISY and ANY scanned paper with text and photos
  • Visually track words and phrases on screen as they are read aloud
  • Use colored highlighters and other visual prompts to identify important information
  • Support strategies for text or recorded note taking, organization, editing
  • Create MP3 audio files for use with iPods, iPhones and iPads
  • Hear their own writing read aloud to them
  • Take advantage of the language learning supports such as mulitple English and bilingual dictionaries, Google® Translate and voice note tool
  • Improve study skills by using the research and writing functionalities such as sticky notes, extraction of outlines and column notes, auditory spell check and word prediction
  • Enter the writing process from multiple points: the graphic organizer, outline or draft views

To request to download, complete the Kurzweil Software Request form. Free to All UCF Students, Faculty, and Staff .

For additional tips and tricks in using Kurzweil 3000, see this series of videos:

Video Series: Kurzweil Academy


Glean for Education

Sonocent Glean LogoSonocent Glean for Education is a Chrome and mobile device based notetaking app with many of the core features of Sonocent’s Audio Notetaker designed with user ease in mind. It can be used online or offline to help you take better notes, pinpoint important information, and keep recordings of class meetings.

Glean allows you to annotate the lecture while you’re participating in real time or listening to a recording.

To understand the software better, watch this 2 minute video:

View the Glean demo video for more information.

Glean has now added transcription:

New Glean Transcription resources:

1-minute introduction demo video: HERE

Promo video: HERE

Web page for students: HERE

Also, please see the registry page here you can sign up to our student classrooms to learn more about Glean!

Student Classrooms- Webinars for students (demo and opp to ask any questions!)

To request a license complete the Glean License Request form. Free to All UCF students.