A huge thank you to Wendy Torres for reviewing Helperbird and letting us know we needed some improvement. We rebuilt the extension and updated the frameworks we used to be more keyboard and screen reader-supported.
Annotations have been added to Helperbird. Now leave yourself "stickable” notes on any website, customize the colors on each note and keep them all saved for future use.
Templates is a brand new feature that with a click of a button some of our most popular settings will be automatically enabled. This is a feature that will continue to be improved and added to in later updated but fo now why dont you give the Dyslexia, ADHD, Visually Impaired, and Cognitive settings a try and see how you like it? Tweet us @Helperbird with any future template suggestions.
🗣️ More speed, volume and pitch controls for text to speech options. (Hooray!)
🎨 More color themes to customize Helperbird to your favorite hue.
💻 OCR is 20 times faster and quicker at processing text.
📓 The "Notes" app has now been renamed to "Editor". Check it out!
✅ The slider design when customizing certain features has been updated to be easier to read the settings youre selecting.
📌 Also, we are super excited to be starting the Helperbird newsletter, "The Bulletin Board". From day one, Helperbird has been designed to be the tool you trust for navigating and working on the web and we hope you will trust and enjoy our editorial stories focusing on inspiring people, fun facts and helpful accessibility tips.
📬 Join us and see whats new on The Bulletin Board by signing up here.
Transparency and trust are two “offline” values that Helperbird holds dear. We want to assure our users that we do not share your information, we do not spam and we will respect your inbox.
And thats all she wrote for this version of Helperbird. Hope you enjoy the updates and have a spoooooky good time!
Terry MartinAssistive technology specialist
I am getting such great support from Robert. I enjoy working with him. He answers my questions very quickly. Thanks so much for your great support and a great product.
I found this extension on a whim to help myself. Suffering with post concussion syndrome symptoms and working remotely is really hard! This extension basically saved my job. It gave me back productivity and the ability to read the screen. This extension has so many neat features I never even knew I needed. I love this and you will too! You don't need to be dyslexic or have dyslexia for this extension to benefit you. Do yourself a giant favor and get it! I highly recommend it!
Making such an useful tool, replying to every single comment or review and giving support to people's issues as soon as possible?? Carefully, he is a hero.
A truly great extension! We installed this on all of our 200 Chromebooks across the 3 special schools i work in and it has greatly helped our students use technology to learn. It not only helps our dyslexic learners, but also our autistic and ADHD students by helping remove distractions and making the web a more accessible place. Support is fast and efficient, and updates are very regular with new features constantly being added!
Helperbird is a very useful and smartly designed tool that will most definitely make the browsing life of any user suffering from from dyslexia or is even remotely visually impaired a lot easier. It’s very easy to use, has the ability to synchronize settings on multiple devices, and is very efficient thanks to a useful set of straightforward customization options.
Huge fan of the zoom feature. It trumps the native zoom in your browser since the zoom level you set actually stays with you no matter what page you go to, which is very helpful and meshes well with the other features the app offers.
Works a treat. Couldn't get dyslexie.com to work. This is brill!
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