National disability charity, United Response, has published Issue 29 of its award-winning accessible news magazine, Easy News.

The latest issue covers the natural disasters which have happened around the world over the last two months, as well as recent terror attacks, airline problems, the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and much more.

Written in an ‘easy read’ format, Easy News uses simple sentences and pictures to make the news easier to understand for people with a learning disability.

Front cover of Easy News issue 29

The news stories are translated into this accessible format from the mainstream media, by a team of people employed by United Response known as UR Consultants, who have learning disabilities or autism.

In a recent survey of Easy News readers, 98% of respondents answered that Easy News helps them to understand what is happening in the world.

Mark Ospedale, United Response’s Director of People and Communications, said:

“We’re very proud of the latest issue of Easy News, which has seen our UR Consultants tackle some very challenging stories. As always, it aims to make recent world events easier to understand, so that people with learning disabilities can stay informed and engage with topical debates.”

To download Easy News Issue 29, please visit: https://www.unitedresponse.org.uk/easy-news 

United Response is always looking for further feedback to improve Easy News and make sure that it is the best it can be for its readership. We have created a new, accessible survey to gather the thoughts of our readers. To complete the survey, please visit: https://unitedresponse.typeform.com/to/xIbhd8  

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