Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gamers
|Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gamers|
|March 21, 2012|
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gamers (DHHG) is an community page for Deaf and Hard of Hearing spectators; and broadcasters on Twitch and became the first streamers with disabilities community on internet.
Biography[edit | edit source]
The community has been founded by Fizzy who is Deaf to helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing broadcasters and spectators in the world to find better communication with sign languages allowing streamers to interact spectators from their webcam; and some of spectators may have trouble reading on written words in chat like English due to bilingual because sign languages not based in written words. Most of members speaking American Sign Language includes some English countries has same sign language and fewer members uses oral language but able to talk through microphones.
A national newspaper, The Guardian recognized this community and published an article of Twitch streamers with disabilities in 2015.
In the few years since created the community, Fizzy added nearly a hundred of broadcasters who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing which are some active; and some not. In April 2016, Fizzy left his founded community due to minor health concerns then appointed new owner before renews the policy allowed members to stay for reduction of active times to helping the Twitch community find active streamers instead of focus on largely number along inactive members.
Former notable members[edit | edit source]
- Fizzy, founder and owner
- Daniel Durant, movie & television actor
- Stephanie Nogueras, television actress
References[edit | edit source]