Allow alt-text for images in channel panels to allow for accessibility for screen readers
Using images in channel panels allows streamers a higher level of design control, but sacrifices readability for visually impaired viewers. Please allow an alt-text feature on these images so the text on them can be accessible.
Alt text isn't a bonus feature; it's a non-negotiable requirement. It allows screen readers to perceive what is on the images (which is definitely important on Twitch channel panels), and also helps with SEO.
Twitch has a history of allowing ableism on the platform and I know a previous Head of Accessibility was pushed out trying to make progress. Don't expect them to do this any time soon. They don't care.
I would love for this to be implemented! We shouldn't have to decide between accessibility or design.
please add alt text to panels!! Twitch should be accessible to all viewers
This is a no brainer! Already built into every other platform on social media. Twitch needs to make this happen YESTERDAY.
How is this not a thing already! Bare minimum, Twitch, make it happen!
Yes please this is so so important for accessibility!
This is so important! It would help me make my panels look pretty and still be accessible! We need this!
Yes please! Its such a great and easy feature to add!
The fact that it is 2022 and this seemingly easy addition has STILL not been addressed is disgraceful.
This needs to be added! Many other platforms have implemented custom alt text to images users upload. This is one of the bigger accessibility pitfalls I find on Twitch and the fact that it hasn't been addressed at all in the 5 years it's been on here is wild!
Absolutely; I've been trying to brainstorm ways to compensate for the lack of accessibility on my channel page. My image panels are text only, but I know a lot of people who use creative images to replace their text altogether. Alt-text is essential to guarantee that blind/visually impaired users can still participate.
Please add this feature!
I don't know how this isn't implemented yet - hopefully soon. Voted & Shared <3
Appalled at the lack of accessibility options for twitch panels.
Heading into 2022 and this isn't a thing... kinda mad
Yo let's get going on this one, lots of people could use the feature!
This has been around since 2017 and still no real work from twitch! We know from Twitter that this feature is a boon and should be easy to add.
Let's upvote and pester Twitch until they get it together!!!
Please add this feature. That's the bare minimum and fairly easy to implement, no?
Excerpt from: https://www.twitch.tv/p/en/legal/accessibility/
"Last modified on 03/30/2020"
"# How do we do this?
Here’s a few things we’re working on right now:
- Reducing accessibility defects
- Including accessibility documentation in our core components
- Inviting streamers with disabilities to provide feedback
- Setting up a resource group for employees with disabilities
- And more!
We’re working ******* the Twitch experience and are on our way to our Level A accessibility goal."
I don't think so.
This is a 3 year old issue