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PornHub Introduces 'Subtitles' Feature (Because They Care)

FYI, the new Closed Captioning category is not just for those of you sneakily watching videos on mute
by Carissa Baconguis | Jun 29, 2018
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PornHub recently announced its new Closed Captioning category for the deaf or hard-of-hearing visitors.

Over a thousand top-viewed videos from the adult video streaming website's existing library will now feature "descriptive and interpretive text," aside from indicating changes in character voice and storyline, according to a press release. This is to enhance the user experience for those who have a hard time discerning the original audio.

PornHub vice president Corey Price stated, "Here in PornHub, it's important that we continue to service all of our users' needs and make content accessible to every individual." He also encouraged feedback from patrons to cater to such cases more effectively. The National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that "approximately 15% of American adults (roughly 37.5 million aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing." What about the rest of the world?

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The porn site has established a large viewership, with over 10 million members and 90 million visitors a day, so just imagine the impact of having the luxury of subtitles.

This isn't the first time that tailor-made categories were developed for differently-abled users. In 2016, PornHub introduced the Described Video category, where professional voice actors rendered "audio description" for its 50 most-viewed videos. Both are under the philanthropic division PornHub Cares, which is also responsible for the following initiatives: "Panda Style," "Old School," and "PornHub Cares Scholarship."

 

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