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  1. I guess a suggestion that I have is being I'm new to this and disabled there wasn't more help in understanding how to get going and getting it up and running

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  2. The editable portion of the chat box contains not just the edit area but a bits button and an emote button. Typing on mobile can be tough and often I want to edit my message before posting to fix typos. After making edits in the middle of the message I often want to go to the end of the message and fix the last word or add something to the message.

    The problem? It's very difficult, even if using a stylus, to get the edit caret to the end of the text because the bits button is there.

    Since mobile…

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  4. Un metodo para que la gente sorda pueda enterarse de lo que pasa en los streams mejor, sería poner subtitulos o algun método parecido así ayudaría a la gente con esa discapacidad

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  5. Twitch needs to be compliant with CVAA, plus adding text to speech functionality inside of chat and compatibility with screen readers.

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  6. I’m speech impaired and a large amount of streaming relies on the streamer communicating with their audience, although typing while gaming is difficult I do think the ability to turn text into speech built in twitch for streamers would allow many streamers like me to produce content other than just gaming, I for one would love to do talk shows with friends about gaming/movies/anime etc but I’m held back because there’s no support for speech impaired streamers on twitch as far as I’m aware.

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  7. Browser scrollbar is 99% invisible and 1 pixel width.. pretty bad UX for everyone, especially if you have bad eye sight or not ultra accurate mouse hand coordination, but i guess twitch doesnt care about that.

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  8. I am attempting to report a bug with closed captions. I can not find a way to do it. A report bug other, fill in the field would have saved me about a half hour at this point. I am watching the rerun of critical role and the closed captions are gibberish. They work fine for the 7pm run and not the 12am run. It has been this way for atleast 3 weeks.

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  9. I somehow made the twitch UI colors more diffrent and some inverted, from some button combo. I dont know how to revert it. please help

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  10. I understand you want to make the platform more accessible for the visually impaired and that's great. I believe the decision to remove accessibility options is moving in the wrong direction. First of all you should add more terms and tags that are inclusive to the visually impaired instead. Secondly the word "Blind" does not ONLY apply to peoples with disabilities. It is basically the only word in the English language that correctly and accurately describes what is going on with the playthrough. The word Blind means - lacking awareness, judgment, or perception. It makes little sense to say you…

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  11. Have a option to add a gradient chat name colors for turbo users that's customizable with select colors or custom hex values.

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  12. Many people think "closed captions" and subtitles are the same; they aren't.

    CC denotes who is speaking (for ex: "Albert: I think it's rather nice out!").

    Subtitles only show what is being said (for ex: "I think it's rather nice out!").

    It might not be a big deal to most, but if you're deaf, this is huge. It's literally the difference between something easy to follow (actual CC) versus realtime subtitles that might not even accurately represent what's being said.

    I know streaming isn't movie making, but imagine watching, say, The Witcher with the sound turned off, but with…

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  13. It would be nice to have the option to have a light themed chat while in theatre mode for those of us who use light theme as default. Right now it switches to dark theme whenever theatre mode is enabled while watching a stream.

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  14. As stated in tittle; and I quote, make it easier to change from America to Australia, unquote.

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  15. The way Twitch currently works, it is very hard for an audience member to know if a stream they are entering could contain flashing images or lights. This is especially dangerous to viewers with a sensitivity to light. It could cause physical discomfort, pain, and in extreme cases death. Creators can be nice and warn their audience, however since new viewers can join at any time it is unreasonable to place the burden of constant warnings on a creator. So how do we fix it?
    I propose a new simple feature that can create mass warning and help prevent this…

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  16. My eyesight sucks and I have ADHD and dyslexia, so reading chat is already hard. I have my second monitor set to 200% text scaling just to be able to read it while streaming.

    There’s been so many times I’ve missed that different people have chatted because their usernames “blend in” - ie, for whatever reason a lot of people have their names set to that “dingy” teal which doesn’t contrast well. Add lowercase long-ish usernames, and I’m really slowing down to keep track of who’s who. Same for raids, when a bunch of unfamiliar usernames come blazing into chat.

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  17. I need you to understand something, Twitch. I am autistic. I have visual and audio hypersensitivity issues. When I go to look at VODs while the livestream is going, the livestream plays behind the VOD thumbnails. It defaults to playing with audio on. There does not even appear to be the basic option of a pause button. The only way to pause is to click the stream which brings it do the front, then pause, then hit the back button to get back to where you were.

    I cannot stress enough how completely and utterly terrible this design is. I…

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