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Kurzweil Educational Systems Announces the Release of Kurzweil 1000 Version 13 for Windows

NATICK, Mass., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurzweil Educational Systems®, a division of Cambium Learning® Technologies, announced today the release of Kurzweil 1000((TM)) Version 13 for Windows®. Kurzweil 1000 is award-winning software that makes printed or electronic text accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired, and combines traditional reading machine technologies such as scanning, image processing and text-to-speech with communication and productivity tools which ease and enhance users' reading, writing and learning experiences.

New features in Kurzweil 1000 Version 13 include:

    --  Camera support for HoverCam®, in addition to ABiSee's Zoom-Ex and
        Eye-Pal, to provide fast access to print documents using these portable,
        affordable, and readily available cameras
    --  EPUB® support that allows reading of EPUB documents and the ability to
        write EPUB documents that can be read on portable devices, such as an
    --  Support for Microsoft®( )Speech Platform, giving users access to more
        than a dozen additional text-to-speech voices in a variety of languages
    --  Users can now choose the audio output device for the selected voice
    --  An OCR upgrade to ABBYY® FineReader® 10 and ScanSoft 18 to increase
        accuracy when recognizing documents and reduce time spent fixing errors
        in recognition

"We are excited to present Kurzweil 1000 Version 13 to the public," said Alex Saltonstall, general manager, Kurzweil Educational Systems and IntelliTools®. "Every day, people with low vision or blindness depend upon Kurzweil 1000 to make printed text accessible to pursue their interests, whether at work or in school. We are proud to serve these individuals and offer them the latest advancements in our technology."

Kurzweil 1000 Version 13 is now available for purchase and upgrades.

About Cambium Learning Technologies

Cambium Learning Technologies designs and publishes instructional technology for students in general and special education ranging from preK to adult, including four- industry leading brands: Learning A-Z, ExploreLearning, Kurzweil Educational Systems and IntelliTools. Cambium Learning Technologies is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD) based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit

About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

Cambium Learning® Group (Nasdaq: ABCD) is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company is comprised of three business units: Voyager Learning provides comprehensive print and online intervention solutions, professional development , and school turnaround offerings and includes Lincoln National Academy,, and Voyager Education Services; Sopris Learning is known for supplemental solutions including assessment, supplemental intervention, positive behavior supports and professional development; and Cambium Learning Technologies develops instructional and assistive technology and represents IntelliTools®, Kurzweil Educational Systems®, Learning A-Z, and ExploreLearning. Believing that all students can achieve, Cambium Learning Group is committed to providing evidence-based support and expert professional services to empower educators and increase student achievement. Learn more at

Media Contact:
Debby Frohbieter
Marketing Coordinator
Cambium Learning Technologies
Kurzweil Educational Systems -- IntelliTools

Investor Contact:
Chris Cleveland
Cambium Learning Group

SOURCE Cambium Learning Group, Inc.; Kurzweil Educational Systems

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