Pornhub is Introducing Closed Captioning for the Deaf Porn Lovers of the World

By Tom Pritchard on at

Over the years Pornhub has done a lot to make itself more inclusive for the differently abled. Because everyone loves porn, and not being able to experience it in the exact same way as an able-bodied person doesn't mean you should be left out. Plus, the more people watching Pornhub videos the more money it makes. In the past the site has included features for the visually impaired, including described videos. Now it's added closed captions to over 1,000 popular videos from its many categories.

The launch of the dedicated 'Closed Captions' category comes Pornhub Cares, the site's philanthropic division that has taken on the responsibility of making the site more accessible for a wide range of porn connoisseurs. Initially the category features 1,000 videos, selected from the top viewed videos in Pornhub's  straight, popular with women, gay, bi and transsexual categories. And it's important to note that they're closed captions, not regular subtitles, so the on-screen text is going to show off a lot more than each video's hokey plot.

Pornhub VP Corey Price said:

“Here at Pornhub, it’s important that we continue to service all of our users’ needs and make content accessible to every individual. By integrating our new Closed Captioning category, we are now able to render some of our most popular adult content more enjoyable for our users who are hearing impaired. We encourage them to check out our newest category and provide feedback, which is especially important as we seek to continue to offer content with the differently-abled user in mind.”

It'll probably be quite useful if you want to watch some actors go at it when there are other people at home and your headphones have gone walkabout. See, accessibility benefits everyone.

The Closed Caption category can be found here, and is extremely Not Safe for Work. As you can see each video has the little CC logo underneath so you can identify them during any browsing sessions outside the dedicated category. To turn it on, simply hit the button in the player bar as you would on YouTube.