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Twitch removes “blind playthrough” tag in response to criticism from disabled gamers • Eurogamer.net

“You can continue to use” First Playthrough “or you can use it in combination with” No Spoilers “with the same feelings. ”

In response to feedback from gamers with disabilities, Twitch has removed the tag “blind playthrough.”

Streaming platforms recommend that streamers use alternative terms such as “first playthrough” and “no spoilers” instead.

“We’re happy to hear that Twitch shared their feedback, removed the’blind playthrough’tag, and listened to everyone who encouraged a more comprehensive language in the community,” said the Twitch community. And creator marketer Erin “Aureylian” Wayne (thank you, comic book) tweeted. “You can continue to use” First Playthrough “or you can use it in combination with” No Spoilers “with the same feelings. “

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“I’m happy to see Twitch following promises to address and resolve issues and concerns from the disabled community. This is just the beginning,” said accessibility advocate and COO of Able Gaming. Steven Spohn added, discussing the adequacy of tags in the first place.

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Today, we announced that our upcoming award event, The Game Awards, will include audio descriptions for blind and low-vision fans when streamed on YouTube Gaming later this week.

In a tweet shared over the weekend, producer Geoff Keighley confirms that the live event is the first to provide audio description to visually impaired players and concludes the message with a statement that accessibility is important. It was.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-12-06-twitch-removes-blind-playthrough-tag-following-criticism-from-gamers-with-disabilities

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