Visually impaired? Pornhub now provides audio description for its adult videos

Pornhub, the world’s most popular adult site, has decided to release “described videos” for the visually impaired.

For the around 285 million people worldwide who are visually impaired, the website has launched a service category where voice actors explain what’s going on in the video clips. The site kicked off its section by releasing audio descriptions of its 50 most popular videos.

Pornhub launched in 2007, and claims 60 million daily views to its professional and amateur adult content.

The new narrated videos include descriptions of the settings, models, what they are wearing and the positions they are getting into, combined with the original audio of the video. Many of the explicitly titled clips have already attracted more than 20,000 views.

Pornhub is hardly the first to venture into this realm — as for several years now, the non-profit Porn for the Blind has hosted a large library of user-submitted audio describing porn videos. There’s also a thriving world of audio-only porn. But Pornhub is certainly the biggest mainstream porn outlet to do so.

The audio-enhanced videos aim to create a much fuller experience for the visually impaired, using professional voice actors and Pornhub Aria, the firm’s social media personality, to narrate the scene.

Rather than simply listening to the action or dialogue, users will be immersed in the plot and setting as well.

A news release from the company said it’s hoping to start “a larger dialogue within Pornhub’s community with regards to how the site can better serve the visually impaired” and become more accessible to all porn lovers.

“At Pornhub, it’s our goal to service all of our users’ needs, which begins with making content accessible to every individual,” Pornhub Vice President Corey Price said in a statement. “We encourage our users to check out our newest category and provide feedback based on their experience—with programs like this, we hope to open the door and inspire our community members, content partners and other platforms to create more content with the differently-abled user in mind.”

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