First Men's Magazine in Braille


Playboy, Braille Edition, Feb 1992

In 1970 Playboy became the first adult magazine to be printed in Braille for blind readers. Each regular edition of the magazine converts into four Braille issues, each without adverts, and of course, images. For the first time, readers could really claim that they read the magazine for the articles, and not the pictures.

Published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the Braille edition was published monthly until December 1985 when Congress removed funding. This was appealed by the Blinded Veterans Association, the American Library Association and Playboy Enterprises Inc., who won their case, and funding and publication restored.