Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities. 

Easy News EU Referendum Special

This special issue of Easy News removes the jargon, rhetoric and opinion from the political debate surrounding the EU Referendum. By using simple words and images, the special issue explains the key arguments for the “Britain Stronger in Europe” and “Vote Leave” campaigns, along with outlining what the referendum is, and what the EU does, so that people with learning disabilities can be better informed and engaged in the debate ahead of EU Referendum vote on Thursday 23rd June.

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The deadline to register to vote in the EU Referendum is Tuesday 7 June 2016. If you aren't registered by then, you can't have your say on the EU. 

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Easy News aims to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers informed about the world around them.   Easy News uses simplified text and useful pictures to create accessible, politically neutral summaries of key news stories and events. 

The stories are selected and translated by UR Consultants, a group of people with learning disabilities and autism who are experts in easy read communication.

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The award-winning Easy News has a regular readership of around 4,600 people, with four out of five saying that it is their primary source of news.  Subscribers include local authorities, schools, libraries, other charities, people with learning disabilities and their carers, and – of course – our own services across England and Wales. 


Since its launch in 2013, the magazine has gone from strength to strength.  Our most recent survey of our Easy News readership found that

  • 99% of them feel they have a better understanding of what is happening in the world
  • 97% are now able to discuss current news events
  • 93% of respondents feel they are taking a greater interest in politics

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