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Now, Playboy For The Blind

Houston: Each week, for an hour, Hanks snuggles close to a microphone in a tiny soundproof closet, reading and describing in great detail portions of the latest Playboy issue for the blind, reports MidDay.Hanks is
PTI September 10, 2010 12:39 IST
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Houston: Each week, for an hour, Hanks snuggles close to a microphone in a tiny soundproof closet, reading and describing in great detail portions of the latest Playboy issue for the blind, reports MidDay.

Hanks is one of about 200 volunteers at Houston-based Taping For The Blind, Inc who reads the articles and describes the photos without innuendo.

"I don't read it all cover-to-cover in order but I do read everything all the articles, all the jokes, all the little cartoons, all the pictures, all the letters to the Advisor," said Hanks.

She examines in great detail the magazine's trademark monthly centerfold subject. She is a "Latina, brunette with dark chocolate brown eyes. She has long curly brown hair".

Krista Moser, executive director of Taping for The Blind, credits Hanks for the "classy way she does it."
"You have to be their eyes. And that's exactly what she is," Moser said.

While a text-only Braille edition of Playboy has been available for decades, spokesman Steve Mazeika said he wasn't aware of another service featuring the magazine like this one.