Reading Playboy To The Blind

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Tue, Sep 21st, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Suzi Hanks, who during the day works as a DJ at a classic radio station, by night volunteers with Taping for the Blind, an organization that makes audio recordings of popular books and magazines. When she started the gig three years ago, they put her to work reading pet publications. One day they asked her to read Playboy, too.

In this NPR interview, Suzie explains that she doesn't just read the articles: she also describes the pictures and she does it without a script. Instead, she speaks extemporaneously about what she's seeing.

"Basically I'm their eyes. All I'm doing is providing accessibility to what's there on the page," she says. "I don't have to try to be sexy when I'm describing the pictures. I'm just a woman reading it, and it comes out sexy whether I want it to or not."

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