Twitch provides new career platform for disabled streamers
Sounds great, you say… But what’s Twitch?
Well, for those who don’t know, Twitch is an online video streaming service where you can log on to watch ‘streamers’ broadcast live across the internet. Unlike other video platforms, like YouTube, the streams are not archived to watch later, so you have to tune in at the right time – just like watching live television. The platform is most popular with users who stream and watch video games.
Twitch has proven to be a great fundraising tool, with streamers playing for long periods in order to raise sponsorships and donations – like our very own Gaming Ambassador, Stephanie ‘missharvey’ Harvey! As well as this, Twitch has a partnership program, where those invited to join have the ability to add a paid subscription option to their channel. This income stream has enabled many people to supplement their income or even make a full living – for the community of disabled Twitch partners this can be invaluable in helping with medical bills or providing an alternative option for those who find it difficult or impossible to work other jobs, or even leave the house.
We think it’s great that Twitch provides the opportunity for many people living with disabilities to make a living doing something they love! At Cybersmile we’re all about promoting inclusion and diversity in gaming and beyond – we want everyone to enjoy a safe and positive experience online!
If you’d like to learn more about some of Twitch’s disabled streamers and help support them, here are a few to get you going!
Stacey Rebecca (pictured)
What do you think of this opportunity?! Are there any Twitch streamers you think everyone else needs to know about? Tweet us @CybersmileHQ and join our conversation.
Photograph by Martin Godwin