Learn the history of Helperbird.
Imagine trying to work or learn and not have the same ability to process online information as naturally and efficiently as your friends. You often mix up words, colors, don't like bright web pages or simply want a snippet of web text spoken out to you instead of reading it.
This is the beginning of our story.
Founded by a dyslexic programmer in 2015, Helperbird began as a simple side project used to help close friends and family members with dyslexia.
Today, Helperbird has grown to deliver accessibility software to individuals, charities, businesses, schools, and other professional bodies to help with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, visual, speech, language, and other forms of accessibility issues while browsing the web.
We plan to be the number one go-to app for all your learning disability/web accessibility needs and will continue to work on giving everyone the tools they need to unlock their full potential.
Learn about who built Helperbird.
As a kid that went through reading difficulties in my childhood and growing up, I fully empathise the discomfort, lack of self-confidence and ability to keep up with the standard pace challenges that it can present. After graduating from computer science in Ireland, I set out on a journey to use my skills to research, develop and bring alive a tool that can assist people in reading, speech and colour blindness difficulties. Helperbird vision is to deliver a technology that will provide value and assistance to people with such concerns and create a world where reading adversity is a glimpse of the past. Everyone deserves a better chance to learn.
Coming to Ireland at the age of twelve with no English and having to progress academic development proved to be a challenge, especially with subjects that required fluency such as History, Languages, Geography, and Science which reflected the majority of the final grades. Many times I fell behind the curriculum or have found it hard to keep up because I was finding it hard to keep up with the language. After graduating and having gained technical experience, I teamed up with Robert to pursue his vision of making the web accessible to everybody. Together we work on creating software which helps people with dyslexia, color blindness, web accessibility, language, and speech difficulties.