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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:37 PM

Deaf man sues PornHub over lack of closed captions

Source: ABC News

A deaf man has sued PornHub and other pornographic websites because he said he “cannot enjoy video content” without closed captioning.

Yaroslav Suris, a New York resident, tried to watch videos on PornHub entitled “Hot Step Aunt Babysits Disobedient Nephew,” “Sexy Cop Gets Witness To Talk” and others in October 2019 and January 2020, but was could not due to the website's lack of closed captioning, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in the Eastern District of New York.

The lawsuit alleges that PornHub, RedTube and YouPorn are in violation of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. Part of the ADA's goal is to provide “full and equal enjoyment” of a public accommodation’s goods, services, facilities and privileges, according to the lawsuit.

"While we do not generally comment on active lawsuits, we’d like to take this opportunity to point out that we do have a closed captions category," according to a statement from Price provided to ABC News. The statement included a link to its closed captions section.



Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/deaf-man-sues-pornhub-lack-closed-captions/story?id=68354500&cid=clicksource_4380645_2_heads_hero_live_headlines_hed



He's also previously sued Fox News, the New York Post and others alleging similar ADA violations on their websites.

(Sorry, I just couldn't resist posting this, I think many of us could do with a chuckle right now.)


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Reply Deaf man sues PornHub over lack of closed captions (Original post)
groundloop Jan 17 OP
hlthe2b Jan 17 #1
leftieNanner Jan 17 #2
Crowman2009 Jan 17 #21
TexasTowelie Jan 17 #27
dewsgirl Jan 17 #3
brooklynite Jan 17 #8
Sapient Donkey Jan 17 #11
dewsgirl Jan 17 #14
dewsgirl Jan 17 #12
IronLionZion Jan 17 #4
csziggy Jan 19 #49
IronLionZion Jan 19 #52
Watchfoxheadexplodes Jan 17 #5
dewsgirl Jan 17 #13
keithbvadu2 Jan 17 #20
ChiTownDenny Jan 17 #24
Quackers Jan 17 #32
ChiTownDenny Jan 17 #23
Drunken Irishman Jan 17 #31
5X Jan 17 #6
EX500rider Jan 17 #7
jgmiller Jan 17 #9
jberryhill Jan 17 #35
Collimator Jan 17 #10
TruckFump Jan 17 #15
OnlinePoker Jan 17 #16
dalton99a Jan 17 #17
Renew Deal Jan 17 #18
marble falls Jan 17 #19
keithbvadu2 Jan 17 #22
Botany Jan 17 #25
Mike 03 Jan 17 #30
Quackers Jan 17 #33
RhodeIslandOne Jan 17 #40
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 17 #26
TexasTowelie Jan 17 #29
Mike 03 Jan 17 #28
Tree-Hugger Jan 17 #34
milestogo Jan 17 #36
CaptainTruth Jan 17 #37
MrsMatt Jan 17 #38
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 17 #39
jg10003 Jan 17 #41
Aussie105 Jan 17 #42
mjvpi Jan 17 #43
GeorgiaPeanut Jan 18 #44
VarryOn Jan 18 #45
JohnnyRingo Jan 18 #46
groundloop Jan 18 #47
JohnnyRingo Jan 19 #48
Odoreida Jan 19 #50
christx30 Jan 23 #59
krispos42 Jan 19 #51
Wabbajack_ Jan 19 #53
Skittles Jan 20 #54
Whiskeytide Jan 23 #60
Skittles Jan 24 #61
Jamastiene Jan 24 #64
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Blue_Tires Jan 22 #55
MineralMan Jan 23 #56
Codeine Jan 23 #57
smirkymonkey Jan 23 #58
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Jamastiene Jan 24 #62

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:39 PM

1. ROFL.... Because the "commentary" and miscellaneous sounds are critical to the experience...?



And lest anyone "gets me wrong," I fully support the ADA and all that entails. But still.... Does the hearing world find the soundtrack to pornography critical to the experience? (asking for a friend)

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:40 PM

2. So he's missing the snappy dialogue?

How do you close caption a fake orgasm?

(sorry. couldn't help myself.)

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:36 PM

21. Well they do have some vintage feature length porn from the 70's

Does anyone care about storylines?!?!?!

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:31 PM

27. Well, there are the people that subscribe to Playboy to read the articles.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:40 PM

3. The deaf deserve to enjoy porn, as well.

Or he could just play the audio from any other porno and have the same results.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:01 PM

8. What about the visually impaired?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:06 PM

11. There is always this

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:21 PM

14. Wow you found even more than I did

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:13 PM

12. ....😞 honestly, until this article it never crossed my mind.

I found your question interesting, so I googled and found where PornHub has spoken narration videos. I'm happy, I learned something new. And I'm happy everyone can enjoy porn, if they choose.


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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:43 PM

4. Audio to text software exists

so they could install it for automatic captioning. We see this sometimes on Youtube and TV. It's usually pretty bad but better than nothing.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 06:30 PM

49. Or they could use Bad Lip Reading to make the captions

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Response to csziggy (Reply #49)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 07:57 PM

52. "Fairy crutches are bullshit!"

That was excellent

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:48 PM

5. One needs captions for porn?

I turn the sound off to distracting.




Did I just type that 😂

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:15 PM

13. 🤣 It really is a distraction, you could stick any porn

audio, over the video and the result is the same.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:11 PM

20. Did you just type that one-handed?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:49 PM

24. OMG. LOLOL!

You guys are killing me. LOL.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:59 PM

32. He didn't use his hands at all.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:48 PM

23. OMG. LOL!

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:46 PM

31. How do you expect them to follow the plot?!?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:49 PM

6. the deaf and blind need feel porn. n/t

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:58 PM

7. They don't provide the content, users upload it. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:05 PM

9. This all started a few years ago

But I have to say this is the funniest one.

A few years back a lawyer sued the NBA because his blind client couldn't use a screen reader to hear the scores. That actually sounds like something reasonable to me, even if the lawyer was probably scummy. When he won this created a new industry for lawyers who would normally be patent trolls and other lower forms of life. They sue any company who's website has some element that doesn't support screen readers or in this case closed captioning. There was one about 2 years ago where a blind woman sued Red Roof Inns because she couldn't book a room online. Ok so bad on Red Roof but seriously all she had to do was pick up the phone she was perfectly capable of speaking. The lawyer made millions.

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Response to jgmiller (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:47 PM

35. Yeah, ADA trolling is a thing


I had a client get one of these letters when, in fact, his site actually had all of the features they claimed it didn't have.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:05 PM

10. What exactly would they caption?

"OOOHH" [weird slapping sound that happens during actual intercourse]

Honestly, the sound of bodies bouncing against each other is kind of silly when watching.* When you're in the moment, it doesn't matter. But in observation mode?

* Friend and I were watching sex scene in True Blood episode. We were sort of embarrassed hearing the slapping noise as we watched together. The nudity didn't bother us; just the noise.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:24 PM

15. Oh, great...

...a screen full of:

Do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me, do me....

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:29 PM

16. I just did a whois search on all 3 domains and they're based in Luxembourg

Do companies that are outside of the U.S. have to comply with ADA provisions?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:35 PM

17. Well, he's missing out on the spirituality involved

Oh God Oh God Oh God Oh God Oh God Oh God etc

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:40 PM

18. Can someone check the closed captions category to verify?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:07 PM

19. He needs captioning to 'get' what going on? Wait until he finds out they really aren't disussing ...

nuclear physics. Or the housewife's plumbing.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:48 PM

22. And everyone read Penthouse, Playboy, and Hustler for the insightful articles.

And everyone read Penthouse, Playboy, and Hustler for the insightful articles.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:24 PM

25. I agree because the book, "Hot Step Aunt Babysits Disobedient Nephew," was much better than ...

... the movie but the play was outstanding.

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Response to Botany (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:41 PM

30. Wait until you see the Broadway musical.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #30)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:01 PM

33. The flashmob version is much better. Though it's over in less than a minute. nt

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Response to Botany (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:05 PM

40. I preferred "Hot Step Aunt Babysits Mildly Fussy Niece" myself n/m

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:28 PM

26. Closed captioning for porn films?

Oooh! Oooh! YES! *grunt* *pant* Yes! Yes! YES!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:36 PM

29. Harder. Faster!

We can't underestimate the value of directions.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:34 PM

28. The screenwriters will feel appreciated.

It's very difficult to write in this genre, you know.



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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:32 PM

34. Well...

"Sexy Cop Gets Witness to TALK."

He wants to know what the witness has to say. It's an important piece to the storyline.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:00 PM

36. Because in porn, dialogue is everything.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:32 PM

37. Wait ... porn videos have soundtracks? Who knew?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:24 PM

38. "Brown Chicken Brown Cow"

played on a loop should do it.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:55 PM

39. Girls Watch Porn Too - The Musical



Thanks to the brothers at AVByte. Check out their many other videos, including: Facebook (The Musical), Frozen (A Musical featuring the Disney Princesses), and DRAW MY LIFE - Donald Trump (The Musical)

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:50 PM

41. wouldn't captions cover some important parts of the film?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:01 PM

42. Hey! I watch Pr0n with the sound off!

What am I missing?

Actually, the guy sounds like a serial complainer trying to make some quick money.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:34 PM

43. I hate to tell him, but it's the music that ties it all together.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 12:49 AM

44. It is bigly surreal

I could just visualize closed captions mostly consisting of ohhhhhhhh, aaahhhhhhhhhh, mmmmmmmmmmm etc.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:17 AM

45. Despite his being deaf...

His life must be good otherwise if this is a priority worth bearing the legal fees.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 12:55 PM

46. He can always read the tattoos.

"Follow Your Dream"

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #46)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 07:56 PM

47. Or 'Be Best'


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Response to groundloop (Reply #47)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 01:25 AM

48. Hahahaha

Good one.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 07:05 PM

50. Well I know I watch porn for the dialogue. Doesn't everybody?

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Response to Odoreida (Reply #50)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 08:28 PM

59. The stuff I watch is POV with lots of talking.

Nudity isn’t as important than great eyes and a nice voice.
But dirty talk is definitely a thing. And as I get older, I find myself wanting more of that then seeing just two (or more) people going at it.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 07:20 PM

51. True story:

I was at an anniversary party last fall for a couple that my girlfriend's family knows.

I was seated next to a couple I'd never met, so when the question of "so what do you do for a living" came up, I said "I do the closed-captioning for adult movies".

The double take was impressive!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 07:59 PM

53. I hate porn with no sound

So I can relate...kinda

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 05:46 PM

54. does anyone else picture a small box in the corner with a deaf interpreter

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Response to Skittles (Reply #54)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 11:35 PM

60. Are they naked too? n/t

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Response to Whiskeytide (Reply #60)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:55 AM

61. I.......er......I'm not sure

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Response to Skittles (Reply #54)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:23 PM

64. I do now.

You owe me a new keyboard.

That was great!

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #64)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:04 PM

65. I've seen deaf interpreters in action on TV

they can be VERY expressive - I am SURE they are up to the task

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:06 PM

55. All he has to do is watch some foreign stuff with subtitles

problem solved

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 12:29 PM

56. Meanwhile, countless thousands of people are watching PorhHub in

their homes and offices with the sound deliberately turned off, so they can do so undetected.

Interesting.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 07:23 PM

57. I need subtitles for my German scheisse porn!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 08:25 PM

58. I imagine it might go something like this...




Sorry, that was just the first thing that popped into my head.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #58)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:17 PM

63. +1

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:15 PM

62. How would they closed caption this?

I am literally speechless. I don't even know what to say. Really?

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