Even Pornhub is now accessible for the blind and vision-impaired

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Monday, 20 June 2016 11:53am

Over recent times, an increasing amount of websites have seen the importance of making their sites accessible, including Pornhub, an adult video site which has improved accessibility for blind and vision-impaired individuals with Audio Description (AD) in their movies.

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Pornhub has just announced their new category of porn identified as ‘described video’ which adds AD in which professional voice actors explain what is happening in each scene. This new accessibility feature has been added to pre-existing adult videos which are shared onto the site, and is the latest example of a porn site that has made their services accessible, following on from Canada enforcing captioned adult movies on Channel Zero.

“People who are blind have every right to access porn as they do classical Shakespeare, or any other kind of video,” said Joel Snyder, director of the Audio Description project at the American Council of the Blind to The Guardian.

Increasingly, organisations are recognising that more than 285 million people globally are blind or vision-impaired, and starting to do something about it. Inclusivity is a basic right that should be available amongst all media and all genres, regardless of what rating it has, and this includes the adult film industry.

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