Add Disability Month Front Page Features
Twitch does an excellent job curating teams and featuring marginalized creators on the front page during identity based pride months. However, I've never seen one of these happen for disabled creators which I believe is a big missed opportunity.
Being a content creator as a disabled person adds a whole host of additional challenges, such as navigating algorithms that favor consistency with inconsistent bodies. Finding games and programs that are accessible for us for streaming, etc.
I would love to see Twitch uplift the hardworking disabled creators by also hosting a Disability Pride Month and highlighting disabled creators the way they do with Black History Month, AAPI month, LGBTQIA+ month, etc.
As a disabled and neurodivergent creator it can be VERY difficult to keep up with what Twitch is ''''supposed'''' to promote for content, but it should celebrate ALL creators, including those who are literally unable to create in traditional ways. In addition to more visibility to disabled/neurodivergent creators, it would be really helpful to get more sensitivity/warnings on games added in (such as for photosensitivity, audio grating, etc), even if they have to be volunteer added tags!
As a disabled creator, I've learned that in order to make partner, I have to sacrifice how well I manage my chronic pain and other chronic illnesses.
I'm disabled on Twitch and I will never Make Partner. Competing against people without physical issues will always place us on the back burner for the Partner program. This needs to change, tremendously. I'm tired of being overlooked because of my physical appearance.
As a disabled creator, I love this idea. Fantastic suggestion, voted.
Chronic illness chiming in here! This would be awesome. Thank you for suggesting this, Bee!
As someone with a chronic illness that's not visible, YES PLEASE! I think it could really help with people understanding what it means to be disabled and how many different types of disabilities there are. It could also be used as a teaching moment for accessibility in games because the amount of times people don't understand what it means is still too high
The visibility and representation this would have would mean so much. I really hope this happens!
Agreed. My only concern is for the spotlighted creators who get targeted for harassment, but that's a concern regardless of the marginalized population being centered for once.
Twitch Safety needs to address (penalize) ableist harassment better, too. (Along with racism, queerphobia, etc.)
Autistic streamer here! Fully support this!
This is an awesome idea!
Didn't see this one until now! If i could vote multiple times i totally would ♥
Being disabled means even though streaming is my only job and I put every ounce of effort in, I get nowhere. I have been streaming over 2 years and it is hard to grow when no one sees your stream as it is at the bottom.
We can't do all the things abled people can do. Why should be be at the bottom of the list with a few viewers because we can't network or do the promotion needed.
I do everything I can and need 3 days bed rest from 1 3 hour stream.
We should have some form of promotion and a homepage for disabled streamers would be nice.
We work harder than you ever could know but get no recognition at all.
Twitch pay attention and appreciate the disabled community!! Quit playin around. They deserve their own celebration month.
As a person with an invisible disability, I am fully behind this.
as somebody who is disabled I love this so much.
I hope Twitch listens to this. Too often disabled voices are left out, left without support or we are just an afterthought. Time to change that, Twitch!
Tbh having a month for disabled creators is amazing thing to do cus there like us
July is disability pride month, so that would be a pretty **** move...
This is a fantastic idea. And with closed captions as a permanent integrated option, please!
Love this idea!