We have no tricks and only treats in this new version of Helperbird.
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!
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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!
My son has dyslexia and has been struggling with parts of distant learning over the last year. We recently discovered this software and he is loving everything about it, especially with the ease of following directions and completing his assignments! We have used several other tools but this has everything a dyslexia person needs all in one bundle! The upgrade is defiantly worth it to make our daily struggles, on the computer, run much smoother. I also greatly appreciate customer support (helpdesk). They went above and beyond to make sure we were all set up on the computer for my son to most successful.
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.
Just added it and it feels like my eyes are flowing through text!
This chrome extension is absolutely amazing. I'm a Primary school teacher and it helps children with a broad range of needs. It's so easy to set up. I love the way it syncs across devices so set up is seamless across all the children's computers. The customizable features are a game changer for allowing children to enjoy reading and accessing the web in our school. The best application I have ever seen for school children. Looking forward to trying the iPad application soon.
Works a treat. Couldn't get dyslexie.com to work. This is brill!