You’re already one of us.
As children, some of our earliest memories came from the playground. When we played together, we made cherished memories. That’s what we want Twitch to be: A place where anyone can play and make memories together.
To help us make the Twitch experience positive for everyone, we’re committed to using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2. The guidelines provide a framework to make our content more accessible for everyone.
WCAG has three levels of accessibility: A, AA, and AAA. We chose Level A as our target for the Twitch experience for 2020. In 2021 we plan to level up to AA.
Here’s a few things we’re working on right now:
We’re working hard on the Twitch experience and are on our way to our Level A accessibility goal.
Twitch allows you to watch streams of video game play and other types of visual content. A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain visual images, including light patterns or flashing lights that may appear in video games or other visual content. Exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a computer screen, or while watching video games or viewing chat, may induce an epileptic seizure in these individuals. Certain conditions may induce previously undetected epileptic symptoms even in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy.
If you, or anyone in your family, have an epileptic condition, consult your physician prior to watching content on Twitch. If you experience any of the following symptoms while watching – dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of awareness, disorientation, any involuntary movement, or convulsions – discontinue use IMMEDIATELY and consult your physician before resuming use of Twitch.
We use automated, semi-automated, and manual checks, but if you do find any problems, we want your help to solve them!
If you enjoy using the Twitch experience, or have trouble with any part of it, please let us know!