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Kami Tech Guide
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Last Updated: May 11, 2023

What is Kami?

Kami is an online document annotation and markup tool. You can highlight, underline, and strikethrough text in PDF and other document formats. You can also add text boxes, shapes, and images. Kami works with Google Drive and Google Classroom. 

How does it work?

Students login to Kami, through their web browser (or Chrome extension). From there, they can open files from Google Drive as well as other locations. It is from within the Kami platform that students can listen to books, work on PDF’s and more on multiple devices.

How does this help students?

Kami has many different features that give students the ability to take control over their learning by using the tools they need, when they need them.

These tools include:

What are the steps to using it on your child’s HPDS laptop?

Our students use Kami by logging into their account through the Chrome browser.

How much does it cost?

There is a free version of Kami that gives students the ability to use text to speech. The features that most help our students are available through Kami Premium. HPDS pays for the subscription to Kami Premium through the tuition fee while your child is enrolled at Hyde Park Day School.

Pricing for school and for personal use can be found here:

Non-education pricing -

Does it work on other devices?

Yes. Kami can be used on a variety of different devices including PCs, Macs and mobile. The trick is discovering which format works best with the tools the student needs and on the device s/he is working. Here is more information about the different devices that are supported by Kami -

What else is good to know about working with Kami?

What do I need to know when my student transitions?

Where can I find more information?

Kami Voice -

*Please note that technology and pricing is always changing. This document reflects the most recent known information as indicated by the Last Updated Date at the top of the page.