Deaf reports porn website, no subtitles

Posted by SVAKOM 27/03/2020 0 Comment(s) Official blog,

A person with hearing problems has filed a class action lawsuit against the porn web Pornhub for not having subtitles in their videos, the TMZ portal reported Thursday.

 

Yaroslav Suris says in his arguments that the absence of subtitles in the Pornhub clips, which is one of the most popular porn sites on the internet, goes against the federal law on people with disability approved in 1990 in the United States (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, also known colloquially as ADA).

Suris, always according to the news of TMZ, argues that people with hearing problems cannot understand the conversation part of Pornhub's videos and ensures that it was lost in some of the dialogues of these clips.

The lawsuit includes some of the titles of the videos he allegedly saw and that were confusing, among which one cites with the title "Sexy police get the witness to speak."

Suris argued that he planned to subscribe to the paid version of the web, but considered that it is not worth it if this site does not have subtitles in its contents for people with hearing problems.

The lawsuit demands that Pornhub include subtitles in its videos and that it bets on being an inclusive portal. The complaint also claims compensation to the portal.

 

It is not very clear the path that the lawsuit may have presented since in June 2018 Pornhub announced a new section on its website with videos with subtitles.

“Each video will have interpretive and descriptive text to help improve the experience of users who are not able to hear the original sound of the video. This includes helping them distinguish between the different people who speak and the emotional changes in their voice or nonverbal sound that are relevant to the narrative,” the portal said in a statement.

 

"Here at Pornhub, it is important that we continue to service all of our users' needs and make the content accessible to everyone," said the company's vice president, Corey Price.

 

At the time of the announcement of that new section, Pornhub said there were more than a thousand videos in the category of clips with subtitles.