There are many options for creating MP3’s with the synthesized speech that is used for reading alternative text files. The Natural Reader and WordTalk programs have the ability to create these files but you are limited to the voices on the computer where it is installed. Many of our students use our computers in the AT Lab to create MP3’s to load onto their IPods or other MP3 players. You can also burn the MP3’s to a data CD and play them on many portable CD players and the Victor Reader.
The directions for using Kurzweil 3000 to create MP3’s are below. Other programs that can create MP3’s that are available to you at CSU are Kurzweil 1000, OpenBook, WordTalk, and Read and Write Gold.
Create the MP3’s from a Document in K3000
Note: if you are creating audio files to correspond to a book DO NOT enter the page range from the book. Enter the page range from the Kurzweil document where the pages in the book are displayed.
To view the files in your Cue, minimize Kurzweil 3000 and open Kurzweil 3000 Pending Audio from the desktop. This will display all files waiting to be created. To access the files that are finished open Kurzweil 3000 Output Audio from the desktop.
Note: If you are not going to write the MP3 files to a CD immediately, Copy and Paste the files to a folder on the T: (THAWSPACE) drive or your flash drive before you leave the machine you are working at.