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Twitch users ask for a “disability pride month”

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Twitch users have been asking for a disability pride month where disabled content creators are promoted more often.As spotted by Eurogamer, Twitch streamer queerlybee created an item of Twitch user voice, a platform where Twitch users can suggest things to the streaming service platform.

The suggestion titled “Add disability month front page features” has almost 500 votes within a day of being posted (January 18).In it they ask for greater promotion of disabled streamers like themself, similar to how queer creators are promoted during pride month.“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.

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