The Kurzweil Read The Web extension allows you to have web content read aloud in text-to-speech voices. Learn more about Kurzweil
How does Kurzweil Read The Web work with LockDown Browser?
LockDown Browser now offers a built-in Kurzweil ReadTheWeb extension. This feature is available in for Windows version 2.0.7.08 and higher, and LockDown Browser for Mac version 2.0.8.02 and higher.
Students will need a valid Kurzweil account in order to take advantage of this feature. This extension includes the "read web page," "move cursor forward," and "move cursor back" features.
On Windows, to turn the extension on, open LockDown Browser and click the "i" icon in the toolbar, then select the button titled "Open Extensions Manager."
On Mac, you can access the extension by clicking the globe icon in the LockDown Browser toolbar.
Select "on" for the Kurzweil extension, and click "apply."
A Kurzweil pop-up window will appear, where you will need to enter valid credentials for your Kurzweil account.
After a successful logon, the ReadTheWeb extension will be available to use during your LockDown Browser session.
Students can hide the extension toolbar by clicking the [x] on the Kurzweil toolbar window, or the Kurzweil icon on the main LockDown Browser toolbar. Students can display the extension again by clicking the Kurzweil icon on the LockDown Browser toolbar.
The Kurzweil extension will need to be enabled, as needed, for each LockDown Browser session. Students will need to log in to Kurzweil each time they desire to use the extension.
- There is a known issue with Kurzweil ReadTheWeb reading answer responses.