As people may know, Twitch is one of the biggest streaming platforms to date. With over one million viewers and streamers, Twitch has been trying to create a more inclusive environment for streamers and viewers alike.
In an effort to make Twitch more inclusive, one Twitch streamer has urged Twitch to create a disability pride month. In the past, Twitch has featured Pride Month, Black History Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month, on their front page to include a few of their effort to make Twitch an inclusive place for streamers and viewers of all kinds.
One Streamer noticed that Twitch didn't have a disability Pride Month and decided to take action. Going by the name @QueerlyBee, they decided to create a campaign to spread awareness about disabled creators and hopefully bring this month to Twitch.
The user's voice reads: "Twitch does an excellent job curating teams and featuring marginalized creators on the front page during identity-based pride months. However, I've never seen one of these happen for disabled creators which I believe is a big missed opportunity.
Being a content creator as a disabled person adds a whole host of additional challenges, such as navigating algorithms that favor consistency with inconsistent bodies. Finding games and programs that are accessible for us for streaming, etc.
I would love to see Twitch uplift the hardworking disabled creators by also hosting a Disability Pride Month and highlighting disabled creators the way they do with Black History Month, AAPI month, LGBTQIA+ month, etc." -QueerlyBee.
With over 836 votes on Twitch User Voice, the creator hopes that Twitch will see and make a change to their front page features. For more information on the campaign and to vote, click the link below.