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Screen Reading Tutorials - Indianapolis

Information About Screen Reading Software

Kurzweil 3000, Read Write Gold (TextHelp), and ZoomText with Voice screen readers are available on many of the Ivy Tech open lab computers. These software programs assist with reading alternate format textbooks, IvyLearn, and the internet. 

Screen Reading Software Locations

•IFC 112 Student Lab(North Meridian Campus)

•Lawrence Campus Library

•North Meridian Campus Library

•DSS lab/NMC 143 (North Meridian Campus)

•Learning Resource Tutoring Center (North Meridian  Campus)

•Learning Resource Tutoring Center (Lawrence Campus)

•Franklin Campus Student Open Lab Area (computers #9, #10, #11, #12, & #13)

•Noblesville Campus Student Open Lab Area

•Avon Campus Student Open Lab Area

Some software packages will be identified with desktop icons.  If you cannot find a particular software package, look in the computer’s “All Programs” area.



Read&Write for Windows makes the web, documents and files more accessible. It's great for people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties, or anyone whose first language isn't English. From reading on-screen text aloud to researching and checking written work, Read&Write makes lots of everyday tasks easier. 

The video below demonstrates the Read&Write toolbar. More instructional videos are available on their YouTube channel:

Read&write for Windows  

Read&write for Google Chrome

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 for Windows provides the most comprehensive suite of supports for struggling students; including reading, writing, study skills, and test taking. 

Key features include:

  • Text-to-speech in seven languages
  • Reads any digital text aloud, including the Internet
  • Writing templates
  • Talking spell checker

How To videos are available on the Kurzweil Education website and YouTube.


ZoomText Magnifier/Reader is a magnification and screen reading program that enlarges, enhances, and reads aloud everything on the computer screen. Tutorials are available on ZoomText’s website and YouTube.

Disability Support Services

The screen readers described on this page are available to students and staff in the Central Indiana Region. Individuals requiring additional assistance should contact Disability Support Services

Downtown Indianapolis Campus

50 West Fall Creek Parkway, North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Student Services, Room 143

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lawrence Campus

9301 E. 59th St.
Indianapolis, IN  46216

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.