This post is a follow-up to to our views on accessibility.
When developing our web based text to speech products, we pay special attention to terms such as cross-platform and device independence. Supporting as broad spectra as possible of different kinds of devices and versions of software or operating systems give users the greatest freedom and flexibility to choose what suits them best and use our services in the most advantageous ways. Some of our users are extremely advanced and up-to-date using the latest technology with a fast computer and large screen. They may even use our services for purposes we didn’t have in mind when we developed our solutions. Others use our services from mobile devices with small screens or low bandwidth. In fact they share much of their user experience and conditions with visually impaired users using magnification software or braille displays and therefore only can consume small amounts of information each time. The low bandwidth can also be because they live in places where Internet connections are not that fast yet. It is our goal that the same product shall be usable and provide good service everywhere, from game consoles, mobile devices, text-based terminals, to top modern desktop computers running the latest of everything, even software that didn’t exist when our development took place. Forward compatibility is as important as backward compatibility.