Helperbird vs Read & Write

See why over 300,000 of people choose Helperbird over Read & Write to give them more accessibility over their work.

What you can expect with Helperbird


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Font changer

Dyslexia fonts


Word spacing

Line height

Letter spacing

Reader mode

Immersive Reader

Screenshot tools

Printing tools


annotation tooling


Highlight paragraphs

PDF editor

Volume control

Extract text from images (OCR)

Emphasize Links

Color blindess tools

Dyslexia ruler

Dyslexia ruler options


Overlay options


High contrast

Hide images

Remove flashing images

Reading mask

Line focus

Coginitive load

Text to speech

Text to speech options

14 natural voices

Cursor options

Auto scrolling

Spell check


Color features

Highlight options

Font options

Sync settings & styles


Google doc support

Word support

Picture Dictionary


Dictionary app

Annotations app

Text editor app

Dication app

Bookmark app

iPad app


What our users say

Tutorials on how to use Helperbird

Master your workflow with the beginner's guide, tips & tricks.

Adjust letter & word spacing on any website

Improve focus and reading with Helperbird

Text to Speech feature

How to Turn High Contrast Mode On/Off on any website

Dyslexia ruler for Google Chrome

Hide all images (including gif and flashing images) from every website

Chrome accessibility large mouse pointer

Colored Overlays - Improve Reading Skills

How to Convert Image to Text Using Helperbird (OCR software)

What is the Immersive Reader? How do I use it?

How to Enable Reader Mode in Google Chrome on Desktop for any website.

How to translate any website for free with Helperbird

How to print any website using Helperbird

How to make any website colorblind friendly with Helperbird

Increase zoom and and text magnifying on any website with Helperbird

Change the font on any website (OpenDyslexic) with Helperbird

Common 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!

Yes. When you pay for a year up front, you’ll get two months free. We also offer discounts for non-profits.

We use the email your logged into Google Chrome or your browser with. If you need to update your email. Just contact us.

Yes, we are doing the honor system here. We will follow up to ask for confirmation you are a student.

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 and go to the subscription option and click cancel and that it.

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. As this is a one person team.

Currently Google Chrome, Mozila Firefox and Edge for Windows 10. Coming soon on macOS Safari extension.

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

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

We'd be happy to answer them