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

The latest issue of Easy News covers the European Referendum, the Brussels terrorist attacks, the American presidential primaries, the Queen’s 90th birthday and much more!

Download the 20th Edition of Easy News

Please note: The Easy News EU Referendum Special is due for publication on 10th May.

Why make the news accessible?

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.

Who reads Easy News?

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

How do you get Easy News?

Free to all, Easy News is published every two months, and is available in print and online.

Subscribe today to receive the latest copy of Easy News!

You can read every issue of Easy News, plus our Special Editions, in our archive:

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