Pornhub has launched a service in which graphic videos are described for the benefit of the visually impaired. It’s getting two thumbs up from an advocate for that demographic.

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“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 Virginia-based American Council of the Blind.

Snyder was quoted by The Guardian newspaper, which noted the new “described video” category.

“The section has launched with a collection of 50 of the site’s most popular videos, and there’s something for everyone: straight, gay, female friendly, bi and transexual,” the British paper said.

“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 vice president Corey Price was quoted as saying: “We selected some of the videos that were better suited for narration and could be best described in detail. We wanted to describe all that we could to provide the user with the best possible experience while not taking away from the video’s original audio.”

Amid the snark are shout-outs for providing a service.

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