How to use a Dyslexia ruler on a website or pdf
Using the Dyslexia Ruler Feature in Helperbird
The Dyslexia Ruler feature in Helperbird is designed to aid reading by providing a semi-transparent ruler that follows your cursor. It's especially useful for individuals with dyslexia or anyone who needs help tracking lines while reading.
Step 1: Click on the Helperbird extension icon to open the menu.
Step 2: Use the search feature to quickly find the 'Dyslexia Ruler' option.
Step 3: Toggle on the Dyslexia Ruler. A semi-transparent bar will appear on your screen, highlighting the line you're reading.
Step 4: Move your cursor to have the Dyslexia Ruler follow along, helping to maintain your place in the text.
Customizing the Dyslexia Ruler's Height
Step 1: With the Dyslexia Ruler active, go into 'Settings'.
Step 2: Adjust the 'Height' slider to change how tall the ruler appears on your page.
Adjusting the Dyslexia Ruler's Width
Step 1: Access the 'Settings' while the Dyslexia Ruler is turned on.
Step 2: Use the 'Width' slider to set the desired width of the ruler, making it span across the text appropriately.
Changing the Dyslexia Ruler's Color
Step 1: Ensure the Dyslexia Ruler is enabled and open 'Settings'.
Step 2: Select a new color by clicking on one of the color choices to change the ruler's appearance.
Modifying the Brightness of the Dyslexia Ruler
For reading comfort under different lighting conditions or to reduce eye strain:
Step 1: Activate the Dyslexia Ruler and open 'Settings'.
Step 2: Find the 'Brightness' slider and adjust it to increase or decrease the transparency of the ruler, ensuring the text stands out for easier reading.
Toggling the Cursor Follow Feature for the Dyslexia Ruler
The Dyslexia Ruler can be set to either follow your cursor automatically or stay stationary. Here's how to control this setting:
Step 1: Activate the Dyslexia Ruler by clicking on the Helperbird extension icon and turning it on.
Step 2: Go to 'Settings' within the Dyslexia Ruler options.
Step 3: Look for the 'Follow Cursor' toggle within the settings panel.
Step 4: Click the toggle to set the ruler to either follow your cursor as you move it (toggle on) or stay fixed at its current position on the screen (toggle off).
Contact the Helperbird support team for assistance with the Dyslexia Ruler.