Add a clear section for alternative text to describe panels
Accessibility is a huge, ongoing problem on social media and streaming platforms, and this includes the way panels work on Twitch. I personally use photos to create a consistent brand on my page. Individuals visiting my page who use a screen reader are not able to know what my panels say because they are image-only. I hope that Twitch will consider adding an alternative text section (that will not show as text placed in the description shows). This will increase accessibility for all individuals on twitch and allow those of us who use a consistent branding system to maintain that branding.
This is a great idea!!
Platforms such as Twitter and Instagram have included Alternative Text options to allow more accessibility to their users. While many might consider social media in general to be a very visual-heavy experience, there is a sizable population of users who require screen-readers like psoymilk has mentioned. This change would open Twitch up more to those audiences and help to advance Twitch's ongoing mission to diversify the community and make the platform that much more accessible.
I wholeheartedly agree! Accessibility is often an afterthought at most and that breaks my heart. Part of Twitch's mission is to "empower people to create together" and "help streamers and communities connect around the games and topics they love and...do so more effectively". What Psoymilk is proposing is integral to bettering the Twitch community and fulfilling Twitch's overall message, "You're already one of us." I love Twitch and I am confident Twitch will continue to evolve in the right direction.