Customizable colors to highlight chatter/follower usernames
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.
(It’s pretty mortifying to notice that you’ve missed the fact that they’re someone else, or actually multiple people, because you got confused.)
If there could be a way to use a streamer-picked “color palette” to (randomly?) assign as a way to “highlight” their usernames, I’d feel so much more at ease.
(My color palette would be darker desaturated colors so I don’t sear my eyeballs.)
A subtle indicator that their username is ‘ye’ long with a glance at my second monitor, with different blocks of color behind individual usernames... that would seriously help people like me and anyone else who might have difficulties with sight, reading, and processing information.
I wouldn’t mind if it didn’t “stick” to a person’s username between streams. It would be pretty cool to allow followers to choose their highlight (lowlight?) knowing that it helps me out, though.
In lieu of that... symbols? Indentation? Just something to break it up into something more distinct for us small streamers? Please, Twitch?
I can’t express how difficult and awful it feels to struggle with the most quintessential aspect of twitch...