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Playboy on radio for the blind

The audio version of the magazine is produced by 200 volunteers.

A Houston-based non-profit group, Taping For The Blind, is running a broadcasting service for the visually impaired which airs audio versions of popular magazines such as Playboy and Sports Illustrated, reports the Associated Press.

Every week for an hour, Suzi Hanks, one among 200 volunteers, takes the microphone at the radio station and reads and describes in great detail portions of the latest edition of Playboy for blind listeners. She reads the articles and describes the photos without innuendo.

"I don't have to try to read it sexy," laughs Hanks. "I just read it, and I'm a woman, and that's pretty much sexy," AP reported her as saying.

She says that describing Playboy models doesn't get repetitive because each one is different. "I try to describe what I see, so they get a picture in their head," she adds.

A Braille-edition of Playboy has been available for many years, but Taping For The Blind seems to be the only service of its kind that reads out the magazine to the visually impaired and describes the images in detail.