Helperbird – Customize the web to your needs and style!

 

Helperbird is a browser extension that gives you features such as dyslexia fonts, change the font & background color, text to speech, overlays, dyslexia rulers and more to customize the web your needs and style!

 

Features
Dyslexia Fonts Dyslexia Fonts and others. Convert the font on websites to use OpenDyslexic, Dyslexie, Arial, Comic Sans, and more.

Helperbird allows users to enable specialized web fonts for dyslexics and others. Convert the font on websites to use OpenDyslexic, Dyslexie, Arial, Comic Sans, and more. Users can also zoom font on a web page to help with reading and focus.

Dyslexia Ruler

Dyslexia Ruler helps you to read long texts on web pages. This tool can assist dyslexic readers and others in keeping their place on the page they are reading.

Dyslexia ruler is a colored transparent web page ruler that is placed across a web page while users are trying to read. Feedback from users suggested that there should be a better method to focus on a single section of a web page than zoom text alone.

Styles & Colors Background and font colors help people with dyslexia focus and improve reading. All suggested colors included in Helperbird.

Web page background and font colors help people with dyslexia focus and improve reading. Helperbird provides an easy, customizable method to change web page background and font colors.

 

Blacklist

Use the blacklist feature to excluded Helperbird from running on that URL.

Use the blacklist feature to excluded Helperbird from running on chosen websites. Exclude as many websites as you wish from running Helperbird.

Color blindness Underline links and add strokes around text to help with color blindness.

Underline links and add strokes around the text to help with color blindness. The most common types of color blindness are Protanopia and Deuteranopia, which affects over 7% of the male population. These types of color blindness can result in links being barely indistinguishable from regular text. Helperbird helps with color blindness by underling and stroking links.

 
Overlay

Users with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (SSS) or people who don’t like bright white web pages can now change the overlay color of a web page with the overlay feature.

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.

Dictionary

With one right click of a mouse, users can discover what any English word means. Including in search results are synonyms and related words.

Helperbird provides online English dictionary that is clean and easily accessible for explaining any English word they found on a web page. With two right clicks of a mouse, users can discover what a word in English means. Included in the search results are synonyms, related words and the primary meaning of the word.

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

Helperbird does not sell, store, or consume any user data. We do not store data or any other user-related content. We do not promote advertisements or integrate any third-party software libraries, which can lead to malware exploits. This level of privacy transparency allows Helperbird to be compliant with Coppa and Ferpa laws. As long as schools have technology waiver from parents, Helperbird can be installed and used on school computers.

Text to Speech

Not sure what a word means or how to pronounce it? Select it, and Helperbird will read it out loud.

Highlight the word, and Helperbird will pronounce it out loud with the customizable text to speech options. Having a section of text like a paragraph spoken out to you in different dialects makes web pages more accessible.

Speech to Text Instead of typing text, you can speak and Helperbird will turn your speech to text.

Speak out to the microphone, and your speech is captured and displayed in a text format with Helperbird’s speech to text. Captured text can then be saved into Helperbird notes or shared with other forms of media.

Not everyone who struggles with writing has poor grammar or vocabulary. Some have trouble getting ideas together and planning how to put them into written form. Speech to text provides an alternative for people struggling to express their ideas in a written format.