Porn for the blind and visually impaired

By | October 14, 2009

It’s been in the back of my mind for a couple of years: I produce audio stories. Wouldn’t blind and visually impaired people enjoy them? According to this fleshbot blog, they would. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, there are over 20 million Americans with vision impairments. This could be a huge untapped market. Problem for me has always been that I sell on the internet; a predominantly visual medium. How do I attract the visually impaired to my site.

It finally occurred to me that there might be webrings for the visually impaired and I should join one. And while signing up, I decided to create a new landing page for the visually impaired; with larger type and more space between the lines.

My stories engage three senses: sight, hearing and touch. And to be honest, I don’t know how people who were born blind would respond to the visualization suggestions. But I expect that people with low vision and those who lost their sight later in life will still be able to enjoy my work.