Pornhub now provides audio descriptions

Manny Pham
June 16, 2016

In a move to accommodate users with visual impairments, Pornhub will provide audio description with the top 50 videos on its site.

Talk dirty to me and tell me what colour the wallpaper is. Wait what? Porn can be an underwhelming experience for the visually impaired. There are 285 million people in the world with visual impairments and to them, traditional porn can be understandably underwhelming.

The chosen videos will have professional actors describe settings, actors, clothing, position switches, while not being too intrusive on the original groans, moans and skin slapping.

Pornhub chose with variety in mind with something for everyone: straight gay, female friendly, bisexual and transexual. Currently certain videos have over 100,00 views, with more sure to come (heh).

This initiative for the visually impaired was instigated by Pornhub’s charity division, Pornhub cares. The division also campaigned for breast cancer awareness with a campaign called “Save the Boobs,” where it donated 1 cent for every 30 videos viewed, within the ‘small tit’ and ‘big tit’ categories.

“It’s our goal to service all of our users’ needs, which begins with making content accessible to every individual,” said Pornhub vice-president Corey Price. “We selected some of the videos that were better suited for narration and could be best described in detail. We wanted to describe all that we could to provide the user with the best possible experience while not taking away from the video’s original audio.”

Price goes on to encourage other Pornhub users to upload content with their own visual aids, to help out your fellow man.

Pornhub aren’t the first site to accommodate for the blind. In 2006 a website called recruited volunteers to record audio for popular pro videos as MP3 files. The site gained 150,000 visitors per month.

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Via Pornhub Press (SFW).

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