Pornhub launches descriptive audio for blind users – and it’s brilliant


The porn site PornHub has announced a new feature called “described video” for visually impaired users and features descriptions of its top performing videos.

At present there are 50 enhanced-audio videos available that are all taken from the sites top viewed categories. They feature voiceovers done by professional voice actors as well as Pornhub’s own social media personality, Pornhub Aria.

The company went on to explain the idea: “Our described video campaign seeks to help institute a larger dialogue within Pornhub’s community with regards to how we can not only better serve the visually impaired, but to also understand how to make the site accessible to all.”

The videos aimed at the visually impaired include descriptions of the surroundings, the models, their clothing (or lack of) and detailed descriptions of the positions that they are getting into.

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The videos still contain the original audio content so nothing is lost.

Pornhub was launched in 2007 and has around 60 million daily views.

The move to bring porn to the blind is not new with the site gathering 150,000 visitors a month. In 2010 a porn book, Tactile Minds, was launched with Braille and raised pictures of nudes.

The founder Lisa Murphy said and the time: “We’re breaking new ground. Playboy has an edition with Braille wording, but there are no pictures.”


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