Accessibility is an essential topic that isn’t talked about enough. Every creator, every person should strive to be as inclusive as they can. Making your stream more accessible literally means more people can access your stream! Accessibility is an incredibly important aspect in games, movies, TV shows, and day-to-day life. However, how do you make your stream and your content accessible? How do you ensure that people can find and enjoy your content without feeling like it’s only available to able-bodied people?  Steve SaylorSteve Saylor is an accessibility advocate, consultant, content creator, & Twitch Partner. He has consulted with studios such as Ubisoft, EA and most recently Naughty Dog on “The Last Of Us Part 2.” His YouTube series started in 2015, “BLIND GAMER”, has educated viewers on how Steve is able to play games as a visually impaired gamer. It also educates viewers on the importance and knowledge of...

One of the inherent things about live streaming and content creation is that any type of person can be exposed to your content at any given time. To be the type of creator that is welcoming and doesn’t intentionally alienate their audience, you need to reflect on your vocabulary and how it affects others. Changing your vocabulary can be difficult, as you may have built a routine by using certain language throughout your whole life. Just like someone might start saying everything is “groovy” or “tubular” as a joke, certain phrases end up using those terms unironically. Your Impact You might ask yourself: “How can words possibly affect people over the internet?” or you might think, “When I say these things, people have to know it’s not directed at them.” The response to this is simply: it doesn’t matter. The impact of your words outweighs the intent behind them. Your...

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