Hey, I'm Robert James 👋

I'm the founder of Helperbird

Photo of Helperbird founder, Robert James Gabriel


A known fact about me, I have dyslexia. I struggled a lot from when I was kindergarten up until my high school graduation. I would have issues doing my homework and in-class tests. At one point when I was fifteen years out, my English teacher told my parents 'Robert should drop out of school'.

In 2014-2015 I built the very first version of Helperbird to help me study and make the browsing the web easier for my needs.

It became my goal in life from that moment to develop these Helperbird so it can help as many people as possible. So they don't have to struggle as I did.


The mission of Helperbird started with me. It allows me to change the web to my needs. Changing the font, natural-sounding speech, convert images to text, dyslexia rulers, and much more. It lets me read quicker and be more productive.‍

My mission for Helperbird is to ensure that reading is never a barrier to learning. If you want to learn, dyslexia, concussion symptoms, ADD, low vision, or anything in between should not stop you from being able to intake information quickly and effectively. Growing up with less than a perfect education system should not stop you from being able to learn.

Today most of our users are productivity lovers, even those without learning differences, who want to be able to read faster and be more productive.

Built for everyone

We built Helperbird for everyone.

For the professional, for the college student, for the dyslexic student sitting in the back of the class, just trying to keep up.

In the past five years, we have added, improved, tweaked features based on feedback from our 200,000 users in 150 countries.