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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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Font changer
Dyslexia fonts
Readability Analyzer
Magnifier
Word spacing
Line height
Letter spacing
Reader mode
Immersive Reader
Screenshot tools
Screenshot reader
Printing tools
Translation
Voice typing
Speak As I Type
Voice Note
Vocab List
Audio Maker
Annotation tools
Analyze
Highlight paragraphs
Highlighter
PDF editor
PDF reader
Dynamic Text Leveling
Volume control
Readability Analyzer
Extract text from images (OCR)
Scan
Emphasize Links
Color blindess tools
Dyslexia ruler
Dyslexia ruler options
Overlay
Overlay options
Adblocker
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
Similar Word Checker
Word Prediction
Color features
Highlight options
Highlight & Collect
Font options
Sync settings & styles
Themes
Google doc support
Simplify/Summarize
Word support
Picture Dictionary
Bibliographer
Word Prediction
Dictionary app
Annotations app
Drawing
Research Folder
Similar Word Checker
Text editor app
Dication app
Bookmark app
iPad app
Google Docs app

What our Helperbird customers say

Over 1,200,000 use Helperbird every day. Allowing them to be more accessible and productive on the web.

    This extension has been an absolute lifesaver. I have that fantastic combo of ADHD and Dyslexia while trying to go through college. I have difficulty keeping letters in order, seeing the gaps between words, and with ADHD on top, I lose focus A LOT. The immersive reader has been my new best friend. It drowns out the rest of the content on the page, changes the font to something I can read, and highlights the word as it reads to me. My eyes are forced to keep going in the right direction. I can slow down and pay attention to what I'm reading. I don't even have to go back and read the same paragraph 5 times to understand it! The screen overlay has been outstanding for eye strain and being able to distinguish between words and spaces. The custom font and spacing for research articles have been an enormous advantage! I can actually read the research papers now and not have this daunting 2 column fine print page to squint over.All around, this has been the best purchase I've ever had. I use this every day, with every assignment. I don't even struggle with story-based questions anymore. The immersive reader helps me read, listen, and understand the question all at once. I am still exploring what I can use this with and how it can make my academic career, and I keep getting impressed with every new way I find to use it. Seriously, try it out. You won't regret it at all. Even if you don't have dyslexia or ADHD, just try it out. You might find that it helps you understand the content you're trying to learn even better!

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    Mason Hunter
    Helperbird user

    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!

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    Kim Norris
    Helperbird user

    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.

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    Kirk Smith
    Helperbird user

    Love this extension works beautifully overall.

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    Pauline Olsen
    User

    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

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    Cris Townley
    Parent

    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.

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    Matthew Burns
    Health care worker

    this extension is amazing and has helped improve my productivity robert has also been a very nice person to deal with when I have issues the live chat feature is amazing and quick for a response it's a really great Chrome extension that helps a lot way worth the money I pay per month and is also just great to support great people making accessibility tools

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    Jack Salem
    Helperbird user

    Awesome! I don't suffer fatigue when I use this extension. Highly Recommended

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    G OA
    Helperbird user

    Have an amazing collection of assistive tools that have benefits for everyone. For me, the combination of Microsoft's Immersive Reader and Apple's reading machine voice (US Alex) makes Helperbird my first choice for processing web content.

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    Jim Sprialis
    Assistive technology specialist

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’s designed to help everyone with the web in a way that suits their abilities learning styles and lifestyle.
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.
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 of Helperbird and the costs with the Pro features. We keep our prices as low as possible, which lower than others. If you have any questions I would love to answer them.
Can we cancel at any time?
There's no minimum contract for Helperbird — cancel at any time without penalty or hassle.. 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.
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Students get Helperbird Pro for $40 yearly