Making the web accessible for

everyone

Helperbird is a browser extension that gives people the features to make reading, learning, working easier and more fun. Including specialized fonts, changing the background colour, font colours, text to speech, overlays, rulers and more!

Helperbird for Chrome

Helperbird in action

Helperbird is a browser extension that gives people the features and customization to make reading, learning and working easier and more fun. Including specialized fonts, changing of the background color, font colors, text to speech, overlays, ruler and more!

Features 20,000 people love

Fonts

Specialized fonts for dyslexics and others. Convert the font on websites to use OpenDyslexic, Dyslexie, Arial, Comic Sans, and more.

Dyslexia Ruler

Dyslexia Ruler helps you to read long texts on web pages. This tool can assist dyslexic readers and others in keeping their place on the page they are reading.

Styles

Background and font colors help people with dyslexia focus and improve reading. All suggested colors included in Helperbird.

Blacklist

Use the blacklist feature to excluded Helperbird from running on that URL.

Color blindness

Underline links and add strokes around text to help with color blindness.

Overlay

Users with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (SSS) or people who don't like bright white web pages can now change the overlay color of a web page with the overlay feature.

Dictionary

With one right click of a mouse, users can discover what any English word means. Including in search results are synonyms and related words.

Privacy

Helperbird will never sell, store, or consume any user data. We do not store data or any other user-related content.

Text to Speech

Not sure what a word means or how to pronounce it? Select it, and Helperbird will read it out loud.

Speech to Text

Instead of typing text, you can speak and Helperbird will turn your speech to text.

Notes

Save and manage snippets of text, images and videos using the notes features. Saved notes include the website link, time, and date of the saved snippet.

Cognitive Load

Underlining of web page text leads to improved reading focus and memory retention rate. Using granular colors that underline text, users can find reading more comfortable and fun.

Everything the web should have (and more)

Engineered for speed

We care about what we do, unlike other products. We built Helperbird to ensure it doesn't fall below our high standards and that's a promise.

Security you can rely on

Helperbird will never sell, store, or consume any user data. We do not store data or any other user-related content.

Change the web to your needs

Add fonts, add colors, add overlays, underlines, strokes, text to speech, speech to text, and way more. Whatever you need to help you on the web.

Helperbird in action

Reviews

See what the happy users have to say about Helperbird.

Helperbird is a very useful and smartly designed tool that will most definitely make the browsing life of any user suffering from from dyslexia or is even remotely visually impaired a lot easier. It’s very easy to use, has the ability to synchronize settings on multiple devices, and is very efficient thanks to a useful set of straightforward customization options.

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Vladimir Ciobica

Reviewer

Would it be possible to add any darker colours? Particularly dark blue as that is the colour that i write and read on and it would be extremely helpful.

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Amelia C

User

Wow what great tool, I love it! Keep up the excellent work.

Add more fonts in the future and cant wait for the ios version!!

Also thank you Robert for the support emails.

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James Connell

User

Works a treat. Couldn't get dyslexie.com to work. This is brill!

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Sue Dowdall

User

This is a great little extension, lightweight and non intrusive.
With dyslexia its reading that's an issue, not the underlying
intelligence. An aid such as this one, can help deliver the
world to some who may not otherwise have received it.
Great Work.

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Sue Dowdall

User

See it in action

Learn how to use the app and all its amazing features.

Zoom text and images for Google Chrome with Helperbird for Google Chrome & Firefox

Color blindness text outline/stroke for Google Chrome with Helperbird for Google Chrome & Firefox

Dyslexia ruler for Google Chrome with Helperbird for Google Chrome & Firefox

Overlay/tint for Google Chrome with Helperbird | Helperbird for Google Chrome & Firefox

Change the font color on any website with Helperbird | Helperbird for Google Chrome & Firefox

Save links, notes and more around the web with Helperbird | Helperbird for Google Chrome & Firefox

Use cognitive load feature of Helperbird to help with reading | Helperbird for Google Chrome & Firefox

Hide flashing images or gifs on any webpage with Helperbird | Helperbird for Google Chrome & Firefox

Change any webpages font to Opendyslexic with Helperbird | Helperbird for Google Chrome & Firefox

Disable Helperbird features with Blacklist | Helperbird.com

Underline links for people with color blindness on any website | Helperbird.com

Change the Background Color of any website

Frequently Asked Questions

Helperbird is a browser extension that gives everybody the features and customization to make browsing and reading on the web easy. Including specialized fonts (OpenDyslexic), background colors, font colors, dyslexia ruler, text to speech, and more for Google Chrome!

The reason for the $4.99 per month is to support the cost of development of new and upcoming features. We also do a yearly subscription for $50.00.

Currently Google Chrome and Firefox.

Excellent I would love to hear about it! Email [email protected] with your suggestion.

We support OpenDyslexic, Arial, Comic Sans, Tahoma, Vendana, Gothic and Trebuchet.

That's a shame but contact support and we will be right back to you.

We would love for you to have Helperbird on your site. We have a private api/widget. If you would like access just send us an email.

You can follow the step by step guide here on how to install it on computers in your network. How to guide.

Yes!, Google Docs currently doesn't support some fonts like OpenDyslexic. So we built CSS and support for these fonts.

We need to know your email, just so we can check if you have paid for the premium features. We use Stripe.

Within the app, open the side menu and click cancel subscription.

Yes!, we offer Helperbirds basic features free forever. We do have premium version for 4.99 a month or 50.00 a year.