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1.6. FAQ: Read the Web, LMS and Online Testing Compatility

Last Updated: Sept 2020

Applies to: Read the Web Extension for Chrome, Kurzweil 3000 Web License/Subscription

What is the Read the Web extension?

It lets you read normal website text using a text to speech voice. The extension also contains additional reading/learning features, such as definition lookups and translations.

If you utilize the Web License/Subscription edition of Kurzweil 3000, the Read the Web (RtW) extension also contains a built-in PDF Reader and Screenshot Reader features.

With the ability to read website text, PDFs and take screenshots of a website and read it, you can use RtW with most Learning Management Systems and websites.


Where can I download/install Read the Web?

You can add Read the Web to Chrome from here:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/read-the-web/hdgegmlancchhhlkkddoiedlklgocffm?hl=en

This will work on both Mac and Windows computers, along with Chromebooks.

You can also use Read the Web for Firefox, but it may not have as many features as the Chrome version. Here is a link for Firefox:  https://www.kurzweiledu.com/news-resources/software-updates/misc-updates_v20.html


Does the Read the Web extension work in third-party "lockdown" browsers?

Currently, the Read the Web extension is only for Chrome and Firefox, and will only install into those web browsers.


What Learning Management Systems (LMS) or online testing websites does the Read the Web extension work with?


The Read the Web extension should work with most LMS and testing websites, including:

Accuplacer (requires an admin test setting change within Accuplacer)
Blackboard
Canvas
Schoology


How can I test if RtW works with a specific LMS or testing site a student needs to use?

  1. You can install the RtW extension in Chrome from the link above.
  2. Enable the RtW extension within Chrome.
  3. Visit the LMS/site in question, log into, and access a course or test.
  4. From there, you can test the different reading features of RtW within the course or test. If you can't read the displayed text through the regular reading controls, you can attempt using the built-in Screenshot Reader. PDFs that can opened within their own browser preview tab, can also be read aloud with our PDF Reader.
  5. For details on how to enable the RtW extension and use it, refer to the attached Getting Started guide document.



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