Overlay

People who don't like bright white web pages can now change the overlay color of a web page with the overlay feature.

Helperbird support feature
Before Helperbird
After Helperbird

About this feature

Color Overlay is a filter that puts a tint on your browser viewport to make the text more readable. This Helperbird feature is used by people suffering from visual distortions reading the content on the normal background (Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome).

The colored overlay can improve the reading abilities of such users by reducing or eliminate perceptual processing errors.

Bright web pages are a known issue on the web which affects people's ability to read and focus.

Users with Irlen syndrome or people who don't like bright white web pages can change the overlay color of a web page with the Helperbird’s overlay feature.

Options

Apply a overlay to any website you visit.

Pick from 24 default colors or a custom color.

Shades Chrome to a soothing orange color to decrease eye-strain, eye fatigue and to appease your brain's day/night cycle.

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How it helps?

Improves reading focus.

Helps to decrease web page brightness.

Pro feature

For more information on Helperbird Pro version click the button below.

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