Provide closed captioning for ALL channels, not just affiliate and partner
I like the previously posted idea, but no accessibility features should ever be locked as rewards behind achievements. Folks shouldn’t need to be affiliated or partners to provide captioning to their audiences.
Why are we making it so much harder to make streams accessible to more viewers? Integrated, well made CC provide accessibility and will help grow communities and streamers. A no-brainer, honestly.
This is mandatory. No excuses.
Twitch does not have a properly closed caption on its platform. Many streamers have to use a 3rd party integration to put a closed caption on their platform. This can be great but not everyone can do this. Having a proper closed caption system that doesn't require this is long overdue and something Twitch needs to work on or work with accessibility experts/consultants to make this possible. It's time to make Twitch accessible for everyone.
Condivido pienamente questa idea, abituato alle live di FB (spero di non essere bannabile),che hanno come opzione i sottotitoli in diretta, una volta passato a twitch noto immediatamente una qualità video di molto superiore ma purtroppo la mancanza di tale opzione, per cui appoggio pienamente questa idea da me lanciata di inserire questa importantissima opzione utilissima a me e molti altri.
Persino per molti canali TV mi incavolo per come nel 2022 non esista ancora la sottotitolazione di tutti i singoli canali
As someone that is hard of hearing, this would make it possible for me to follow my favorite streamers not only when they release new videos on youtube, but also live on twitch.
Please support accessibility natively so we can be more inclusive. A broader audience can enjoy the content we're providing if Twitch supports Closed Captioning natively.
Possible solution: (the suggestion) use one of the audio tracks as a dedicated voice channel for closed captioning (think OBS, SLOBS, SE.Live) and make it optional to include this channel in the VOD recording.
Please continue to focus development on improving the platform and providing more accessiblity.
wäre echt super wenn ihr automatische erzeugende Untertitel hinzfügen könnt- Vorallem für die gehörlosen Menschen.
I wasn't aware there were closed captions through twitch. As far as I know, there isn't a pay wall or achievement wall, they just straight up don't have them. I had to add mine as an extension through OBS.
They should just be a part of the platform for everyone, absolutely, I just want to clarify that twitch doesn't offer the captions through their site. It's all third party, so anyone can have them!
This is unfair to viewers that have a hard time hearing audio. Simple automated closed captioning helps increase streamers audience base. It also helps users that need additional accommodations to interact with the Twitch platform.
I believe as a user of twitch. Everyone should enjoy the joy, happiness of watching & laughing along with streams and the streamer. Even for the hearing impaired, Auto generated captions should be apart of Twitch's accessibility for every streamer regardless of twitch status! It hurts to know that people who are hearing disabled can't enjoy a great stream like a non-disabled person can. I wish and hope Twitch can make Auto generated captions on all devices for the hearing impaired cuz it would be a blessing to them to know we would love to have them apart of our streams feeling loved & included.
With more and more people coming to sites like Twitch to view gaming, you are also attracting individuals who might not be able to enjoy the full experience. Lately, I have been encountering more and more deaf individuals that are moving FROM Twitch to YOUTUBE because there aren't closed/open captions. I know this is an extension that the streamers have to install and enable, but this is not consistent across the board. Youtube incorporates this in every video and has been successful to them. Whether this feature is needed by every viewer or not, this is something that is somewhat discriminatory towards individuals hard of hearing and incorporating this into every page could make your platform more appealing towards individuals who cannot HEAR the streamer.
Captions should be a universal function, not a plugin or extension left to the streamer's choice. Do better.
People who stream directly from console have no option to have CC's or translations, and there are streamers who have older hardware that can barely stream to a stable degree without the added strain of using that captioner website that needs Chrome.
The fact that accessibility features are locked behind things is just ridiculous. A viewer should have these options available to them regardless of whether the streamer they are watching is unaffiliated/affiliated/partnered - how is this locked to the streamer and their level of achievement?
More accessibility for deaf and foreigners, Twitch needs to add Closed Captions and Translation to every stream. It will be also very beneficial for all streamers, that will allow to everybody understanding any stream in their own language.
Closed Captions & Translation*
Hi! I am hard of hearing (almost deaf) in both ears, and I can't hear anything! Something that would be helpful would be automated closed captions. It hears what the streamer is saying and translates it - not necessarily accurately, but still allows me to enjoyably watch streams!
This feature would be nice to have on twitch. Example it would be if it is possible a moveable box that u can move anywhere on the webpage or video or even stationary and would provide translated language in to english or other u languages u send.