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Anna Cannings – the Braille reading voice artist, London, UK


"People are fascinated by Braille.  But they are even more fascinated when you can read it as quickly, accurately and fluently as a sighted person reads print.  That’s exactly what I am able to do, and it has caused much intrigue and great amazement in the many studios I have worked in over the past eighteen years.  It has also, I’m delighted to say, enabled me to lend my voice to many exciting radio shows and audio productions, so it’s definitely been a skill worth perfecting!"


Anna Cannings, December 2015.


As an established and experienced voice artist, Anna’s voice credits include work for:


• Orion Audio

• Talking Newspaper Association

• Marks and Spencer

• BT

• University of Birmingham

• Lovells (International business law firm)

• Chichester College

• Action for Blind People

• Westgate Leisure


Her natural, warm, clear and expressive voice lends itself well to a wide variety of delivery styles, from formal and authoritative, through to young and vibrant, with a cheeky edge!


Her southern roots mean that she is most at home speaking with an RP, London or Sussex accent, but she can also do general Northern and American standard accents.


Please click on the links below to hear a range of Anna’s voice samples.



She is not invisible

Manchester poem

The shell seekers

Comedy poem


Anna began working professionally as a voice artist in 1998.  She set up and ran her own audio production business, gaining many of her voice credits through this company.  She also has experience of working as a radio presenter, interviewer and public speaker.  


So whether your script requires a formal read, sales pitch, or entertaining edge, Anna will enjoy bringing it to life with flair and creativity.


She is an incredibly fluent Braille reader, who can easily keep up with print reading speeds in recording studios.  Most recently, Anna read, from Braille, the audio book version of “She Is Not Invisible”, by author Marcus Sedgwick - a story set in London and New York.  Anna also has a phenomenal memory for learning lines, so even if Braille reading is not an option (because of needing to walk around during the performance, for example) you will notice no difference in how she works – she will always deliver confident and consistent performances.


Anna says: “Audio is a fantastic opportunity for me to shine as a performer, because there are none of the limitations that I face in the more visually oriented areas of my work.  I have always been passionate about radio, and am really keen to increase the amount of work that I do in this area of the business; radio presenting and radio dramas are of particular interest to me.  When I am involved in an audio project it’s just about my voice, and I love that.”


If you are interested in auditioning or booking Anna for your production, or have any questions about her work as a voice artist, please click on the link below to find out how to Contact Anna.