Helperbird vs Read & Write

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What you can expect with Helperbird

Over 900,000 use Helperbird every day. Allowing them to be more accessible and productive on the web.

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What our Helperbird customers say

Over 1,500,000 use Helperbird every day. Allowing them to be more accessible and productive on the web.

    I've been meaning to write this review for a while now. My daughter is newly diagnosed with dysexia and I heard an interview with Robert on a Newstalk podcast and sought it out. I wasn't sure if I had it installed correctly on her laptop and Robert was on straight away to help. He was amazing. This app has changed everything for my daughter. Everything is accessible to her and everyday tasks and schoolwork are so much easier. She also has visual stress so the coloured overlay feature is a game changer for her. I would highly recommend this app to anyone, she couldn't be without it now!

    James Summer
    Helperbird user
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    wonderfull

    Ayman Mahrous
    Helperbird user
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    I've been meaning to write this review for a while now. My daughter is newly diagnosed with dysexia and I heard an interview with Robert on a Newstalk podcast and sought it out. I wasn't sure if I had it installed correctly on her laptop and Robert was on straight away to help. He was amazing. This app has changed everything for my daughter. Everything is accessible to her and everyday tasks and schoolwork are so much easier. She also has visual stress so the coloured overlay feature is a game changer for her. I would highly recommend this app to anyone, she couldn't be without it now!

    James Summer
    Helperbird user
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    This tool helps so many of our students at school - not only those students who have dyslexia, but students and adults who have other learning differences (and those who don't!). It helps ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in their learning!

    Kim Norris
    Helperbird user
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    Helperbird is an excellent extension supporting a range of learning differences. Aside from providing many evidence-based dyslexia-assistive tools, the extension also functions as an easy-to-use, feature-rich web experience customization tool suitable to support a wide range of cognitive differences (i.e., color blindness and ADHD-related focus concerns, among others). Also, the developer is a very good person who supports the various learning-different communities in many ways, including by designing the free version of Helperbird to provide enough functionality to be beneficial to people who cannot afford to subscribe to the full-function version.

    Kirk Smith
    Helperbird user
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    This is my first google review ever! I have to share that the accessibility and support for independent access for students that Helperbird provides, is a game changer. It is constantly being updated with new features based on feedback and it is extremely user friendly. The ability to customize the settings allows students to have control over their own learning, aligning with Universal Design for Learning. Looking forward to sharing with students and fellow educators on a daily basis. Thanks, Helperbird team!

    Kelli Suding
    Assistive technology specialist
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    I have been trying to find ways to make my child happy to go to school again, and someone recommended helperbird. She loves helperbird, and she is now much happier about the idea of returning to school. I think this might be a game changer, as they do so much web based schoolwork and research. She says they really understand people with dyslexia

    Cris Townley
    Parent
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    Let me tell you, I didn't know how badly I needed this until I got it. It was much like when I got glasses, I had just assumed that was how everyone saw the world...then it wasn't. Thank you Helperbird for the efforts you put forth in this lovely extension for everyone to use. The fact that you can use so much on the free just goes to show that this is something to help aid people not just some money grab. However with the pricing it still couldn't be a money grab. Thank you all again for the efforts you put forth so others can enjoy the internet more fully.

    Matthew Burns
    Health care worker
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    I am an assistive technology consultant for 30 school districts. I am adding Helperbird to the list of reading resources that I have available.

    Denise Young
    Parent
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Frequently asked questions

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What is Helperbird?
With a delightfully intuitive and easy-to-use design, Helperbird is your all-in-one extension that provides personalized support to make web pages, PDFs, and documents more accessible and productive to your needs.

It is designed to help everyone with the web in a way that suits their abilities learning styles and lifestyle.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, we do offer discounts! If you pay for a yearly subscription, you will get two months for free.

Let us know if you have any other questions about pricing or discounts.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes, we do accept purchase orders. If you would like to place an order using a purchase order, please contact our sales team to discuss the details.

They will be able to provide you with the necessary information and help you complete the process. We look forward to working with you!
Do I need a student email for the student pricing?
No, you do not need a student email to take advantage of our student pricing. We operate on an honor system, so you can simply certify that you are a student when you sign up for the discounted rate.

This means that as long as you are a student at the time of your subscription, you are eligible to receive the student pricing, regardless of the email address you use to sign up.

We trust that our users will be honest about their student status and respect this discount.
Is Helperbird Free?
Yes. We give you the basic features for free. Those features will always be free. We have a Pro version, which helps support the development and costs with the Pro features.

We keep our prices as low as possible, much lower than others.
Can I cancel Helperbird at any time?
There's no minimum contract for Helperbird.

You can cancel at any time without penalty or hassle.
Why are we charging for this?
Helperbird charges for its service in order to cover the costs of developing and maintaining the product. This includes expenses such as programming and design work, server costs, and customer support.

While we do offer a free version of Helperbird, it includes only a subset of the features and functionality available in the paid version.

We believe that the value and convenience of Helperbird are well worth the cost, and we hope that you will find it to be a valuable tool for your productivity and learning needs.
What browsers does Helperbird run on?
Helperbird currently runs on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge,iPad, iPhone, Safari and Google Docs & Slides
Do you accept suggestions?
Yes, we love suggestions! Please let us know if you have any ideas for improving our product. Please email [email protected] with your suggestion.
Why do some Helperbird features not work on Google Docs?
Helperbird's features may not work on Google Docs due to a change in the way that Google Docs renders text using Canvas, a bitmap graphics API, rather than HTML.
How do I login to Helperbird?
Helperbird uses the email that your logged into your browser with. To learn how to login or use your subscription key, follow the link below.

How to login to Helperbird
What if I have more questions?
If you have more questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team. They are always happy to help and will do their best to answer any questions you may have. You can contact them through our website or by emailing [email protected].

We look forward to assisting you!
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