Helperbird features

Helperbird is more than just a accessibility tool — it’s a better way to be more productive. Users that switch to Helperbird are more productive and better organized thanks to our accessibility features.

Helperbird Features

Everything you need to make the web more accessible and productive.

“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, Partent

Reader Mode

Reader Mode removes ads and distractions from any webpage with complete customization.

Dyslexia Fonts

Change the font of the page. Apply OpenDyslexic and 15 plus different fonts to any web page.

Dyslexia Ruler

Our Dyslexia ruler helps to follow the text on the screen easier and block out distracting content. It can be any colour to improve the accessibility of the text your reading.


Highlight any paragraph or text on a website. Any colour you want. Super handy for studying and revision. Pdf support is coming next month.

Styles & Themes

Change background, highlight & font colors to help with focus and improve reading.


A colour overlay is available to help those with Irlen Syndrome or those who dislike a web page's base colour but don't want to change it entirely.

Color blindness

Color blindness features including Emphasize Links and stroke text


Quickly look up word definitions with audio pronunciation as you browse the web, including synonyms, Etymology and related words.


We never sell, store, or consume any user data. We do not store data or any other user-related content.

Text to Speech

Turn text into lifelike natural speech. Helperbird can read aloud the content of any web pages, ebooks and pdfs with natural sounding voices.


Type text using your voice. Speak using your voice, and it will be typed into a notepad where you can edit it.


Save and manage snippets of text, images, websites and videos using the notes feature.

Cognitive Load

Using granular colours that underline text, users can find reading more comfortable and fun.

Translate any page

Translate any website or any snippet of text with Helperbird. Over 100 languages, all with one click.


Take screenshots in your browser the easy way. Screenshot any page your viewing. All in one click.

Page & text magnifier

Page & text magnifier allows you to manage zoom options more precisely.

Cursor control

Make your mouse pointer more visible. Customize mouse cursor with sizes.

High Contrast

Invert every color on the page, to be high contrast.

Immersive Reader

Select text, right-click, and Microsoft's Immersive Reader will help you read it. Including Google docs, Pdfs & ebooks.

Adjust letters and words

Adjust letter and word spacing, font size and line-height according to your needs.

Full document editor

Create, edit and delete documents in a full editor. Export and import to Google docs, Markdown and more.

PDF support

Use immersive reader, text to speech and more on PDF files.

Google docs support

Change fonts, immersive reader, text to speech and more on any Google docs file.

Extract text from images. (OCR)

A powerful optical character recognition (OCR) extension to capture and convert images, videos, Pdf's to text.

Read it later

Helperbirds Bookmark Manager that helps with Organization, Syncing across browsers and platforms.

Annotate web pages

Highlight or annotate web pages documents, pdfs, ebooks and more content to improve engagement and study.


Quickly find the number of characters, letters and breakdowns of all sentences on a webpage.

Reading guide

Reading ruler, useful when you are reading long texts on the web.

Line Focus

Quickly find the number of characters, letters and breakdowns of all sentences on a webpage.


Access Helperbird features with keyboard shortcuts.


Tutorials on how to use Helperbird

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

Enable high contrast mode
Hide images on any website
Adjust line, word, and letter spacing on websites
Make any website greyscale
How to change font size on any website
How to add sticky notes/annotate to any website
How to reset Helperbird
How to change the background color on websites
How to use colorblindness features in Helperbird
How to change cursor size on websites
How to add a dyslexia ruler to any website
How to Add Favorite Settings in Helperbird
How to change the font color on any website
How to change fonts on any website
How to change font size on any website
Make any website greyscale
How to change the color of highlighted text on the web
How to add a highlighted box to paragraphs on a website
How to change text link colors on websites
How to Search in Helperbird
How to manage your Helperbird settings and subscription

Frequently asked questions

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Reach out to our customer support team.

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.
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.