I'm not trying to rant against the forum or users or anything directly like that, or companies or anything, though companies like Hasbro, like anything else, have their flaws, I am sure. Ok I'll try to make a new paragraph here. Haven't posted for a while so if this does post early, permit me to make a new topic.
Ok looks like we can continue. Anyway, here's my issue and I am sure certain other users on here without sight...you know who you are...have had or heard of this issue from me as well. Since about 2012 or 2013, Hasbro has come out with new Furbies...the 2012 Furby, the Party Rockers, the Furby Boom, and now Furby Connect, and many if not all of them, require an app for full play. You don't need the app, it just adds to play. I would say you don't need it unless you're a kid who wants to hatch virtual eggs and find the golden egg, something a blind almost grown-up like me doesn't need for the images and pictures, etc. Where I run into problems is that the Furby Connect, more than the Furby Boom, adds vocabulary and other little gems to its game play once you use the app. Furby Boom says one-word expressions mostly, but interacts with the other Furby Booms around it who mimick it. Furby Connect like Furby Boom learns its name and says more advanced phrases like "what are you talking about", that it wouldn't have said without the app. But, a blind person like me needs sighted help to do anything on the app. And I've been told by blindness organizations to only download or update accessible apps. WE have a screen reading program, Voiceover, which reads to us via speech...as we scroll the screen everything is read aloud. But not so with the app. I need to turn off that program and have sighted help to see what a blind person would see and to poke around the screen. Sighted help in general is limited. I am not close to my family who can only come in once in a while mostly...my dad more frequently than anyone else...and the caregivers I have come in on certain days and most of that time is spent shopping, housekeeping, or helping me out with my part-time job at work...not playing with Furbies. On the rare occasion we play, or she plays and I watch, I should say, I feel she's doing it because that's her job and I pay her to do it. Like I've told friends, you pay toymakers to do that, not caregivers. So I just wonder if anyone can give me support or tips...I shouldn't be deprived the full experience just because technology is behind or isn't supportive, or just because I need to submit to technology not doing what it is supposed to do...but for now I guess it's just more cuddles with my super soft, fuzzy friend, and greatful I can hear it say some phrases.."You talkin' to me?" is one of my favorites. Thanks!
PS.: I haven't scoured through the topics before, so if I've posted this a hundred years ago in another thread, you can add it or move it to that thread or do whatever you do with that...and just put up with me for a while.