GuideThe 5 Must-Have Accessibility Tools for students in 2021

By Helperbird Staff

Welcome

  • With online learning and increased online activity, it's important that every student feels empowered and comfortable when working online. There are hundreds of tools out there but here are our top 5 tools to use in 2021.
  • There are hundreds of tools out there to boost the accessibility of online content. I have shortened this list down to the favourites from us at Helperbird and our users.

Toucan

  • Learn a new language just by browsing the internet with Toucan.The ultimate multitasking flex. We’ll show you words and phrases in the language you want to learn as you browse. You’ll pick up vocabulary faster when you see it in context.
Screenshot of Toucan in use.
Screenshot of Toucan in use.

Kapwing

  • Content creation made easy, accessible, and collaborative. Kapwing is a modern editor for videos, GIFs, and images. Try our free, online tools including Studio, meme maker, resizer, subtitle maker, filters, and more.
Screenshot of Kapwing in use.
Screenshot of Kapwing in use.

Helperbird

  • Helperbird is your all in one extension, that gives you the features to make the web more accessible and productive. Providing you text to speech, OCR, dyslexia support, dictation, immersive reader, overlays, annotate any website,picture dictionary,Reader mode, and more.
Screenshot of Helperbird in use.
Screenshot of Helperbird in use.

Google Meet

  • Real-time meetings by Google. Using your browser, share your video, desktop, and presentations with teammates and customers.
Screenshot of Google Meet in use.
Screenshot of Google Meet in use.

Speechify

  • Helperbird is your all in one extension, that gives you the features to make the web more accessible and productive. Providing you text to speech, OCR, dyslexia support, dictation, immersive reader, overlays, annotate any website,picture dictionary,Reader mode, and more.
Screenshot of Speechify in use.
Screenshot of Speechify in use.

Frequently asked questions

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What is Helperbird?
Helperbird is your all in one accessibility extension that gives you the features to make the web more accessible and productive. Providing you text to speech, OCR, dyslexia support, dictation, immersive reader, overlays, annotate any website, picture dictionary, Reader mode, and more.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes. When you pay for a year upfront, you’ll get two months free. We also offer discounts for students.
How do I login ?
We use the email your logged into Google Chrome or your browser. Suppose you need to update your email. Just contact us.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes we do. You can either contact support or visit our purchase orders page
Do I need a student email for the student pricing
Yes, we are doing the honour system here. We will follow up to ask for confirmation you are a student.
Can we cancel at any time?
There's no minimum contract for Helperbird — cancel at any time without penalty or hassle. If you prepaid for a year, we'll refund any unused months. To cancel, open up the app, go to the subscription option, and click cancel.
Why are we charging for this?
The $6.99 per month is to support the cost of the development of new and upcoming features. We also do a yearly subscription for $60.00 as this is a one-person team.
What browsers does Helperbird run on?
Currently Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. Coming soon on macOS Safari extension and iPad.
I have a suggestion!
Excellent I would love to hear about it! Email [email protected] with your suggestion.
Does Helperbird and OpenDyslexic work on Google Docs?
Yes! Google Docs currently doesn't support some fonts like OpenDyslexic. So we built CSS and support for these fonts.
What if I have more questions?
We'd be happy to answer them.