Helperbird 3.0

An app for people with dyslexia and accessibility issues.

Helperbird is a browser extension featuring dyslexia-friendly fonts and rulers, as well as customizable font & background colors, overlays, text to speech, color blindness tools and more to make the web accessible for your needs!
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Hey, Product Hunt! โœŒ๏ธ I'm a dyslexic software engineer who personally understands the challenges faced by many with online accessibility issues. As we reach the end of Dyslexia Awareness Month, I've decided to launch my passion project Helperbird 3.0. It's been 7 months since the previous version of Helperbird was posted, and since then, I have entirely redesigned the app to make it faster and more user-friendly, plus we've grown to over 65,000 users! Along with dozens of tweaks and improvements to our previous features, I've added 7 new features and 3 brand new, robust apps within the extension (Notes, Dictionary, Speech to Text). ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ โ€ข Convert the font on websites to use OpenDyslexic, Arial, and 14 more โ€ข Change the font color โ€ข Change the background color โ€ข Color picker tool allowing selection of custom colors โ€ข Zoom โ€ข Colorblindness support: Emphasize Links & Stroke โ€ข Overlay โ€ข Hide Images โ€ข Hide Gifs โ€ข Dyslexia Ruler โ€ข Text to Speech with 40+ natural voices with speed options โ€ข Cognitive Load โ€ข Dictionary App โ€ข Notes App (save and sync notes across machines) โ€ข Speech to Text App โ€ข Blacklist (disable from running on individual sites) โ€ข Google Translate any page โ€ข Screenshot โ€ข Sync settings across browsers โ€ข Premium support โ€ข Pdf support โ€ข Google Docs support โ€ข ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ โ€ข Localization Compliance โ€ข Easy to install and use Special thanks to @CourtneyMakesVideo for creating the product video and all our how-to videos. โญ โญ I will be on Product Hunt and Twitter today. Comment below or contact me if you have any questions, comments, or cute pictures of your pets. Robert James - ๐Ÿ€
What does everyone think of the new features? Or if you have any questions I would love to answer them :)
Great app, from dictionary options to keeping personal notes, it is refreshingly inclusive, your IPad version due out in January next should prove very successful.
Incredible and super important work @robertjgabriel - well done and congratulations on the launch of the new version! :)
@alxcnwy thank you so much ! The feedback so far has been amazing and I canโ€™t wait to develop it more!
Hello! I got an in depth look at the app while making the Helperbird videos. Itโ€™s such a flexible tool and Robert James has a great vision for making the web accessible for all! As an editor, I'm conscious of eye-strain and personally use Helperbird to change websites from being too โ€œbrightโ€ with the Overlay feature.
@courtneymakesvideo Thank you for the kind words and I love what you did on the video to help spread our mission and goal!
This app dramatically improved my online experience!!
@jamiedawnie Thank you!, I would love to hear more!