Chatterbox, a Norwich-based talking newspaper designed to cater for the blind or visually impaired, has added two new voices to its volunteer crew.

Sound recordists Katherine Rose and Anna Johnson have signed up to the long-standing charity project.

Katherine Rose, 28, a freelance fashion designer who originally discovered Chatterbox via Voluntary Norfolk, is no stranger to the art of sound mixing.

She said: “I love to listen to people’s stories.

Norwich Evening News: Katherine Rose has a lot of experience in sound recording Katherine Rose has a lot of experience in sound recording (Image: Chatterbox)

“Being an autistic woman, there’s an assumption of communication difficulties but I thrive off communication.

“I’m enjoying talking to other sound recordists at Chatterbox as in-between takes we natter a bit.”

Anna Johnson, an 18-year-old broadcast journalism student at the University of East Anglia, said: "When I’m recording, I’m listening to the news and I leave knowing a lot more about the world.

"I go home and say, ‘Did you know this happened?’ to my boyfriend.

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"Chatterbox is great – chatty news – and I think we need to encourage more young people to listen it."

Alongside their responsibilities in the recording booth, both Katherine and Anna find the opportunity to connect with a diverse audience rewarding.

Katherine said: "There’s such an information overload out there that this level of communication – at Chatterbox – feels almost like an old-fashioned approach."

Chatterbox has also welcomed a new volunteer officer, Julie Benfield, who has just retired from paid work.

Julie Benfield keeps busy by coordinating activities, rotas and other information to Chatterbox volunteers.

Norwich Evening News: Julie Benfield is the volunteer officer at Chatterbox Julie Benfield is the volunteer officer at Chatterbox (Image: Chatterbox)

Chatterbox has been delivering recorded news readings to subscribers for more than four decades thanks to around 100 volunteers who produce its weekly shows.

This includes sound recordists, editors, readers and administrators.

The charity remains dedicated to providing an invaluable news resource for those unable to read conventional print.