National disability charity United Response has published the latest issue of Easy News, the world’s first easy read news magazine for people with learning disabilities.

The latest edition of features coverage of a variety of national and international stories, including the European migrant crisis and details about the new Labour leader and much more.

Easy News was launched by the charity in 2013 in a bid make news easier to understand for the 1.5 million people with learning disabilities in the UK. 

Easy News aims to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers informed by simplifying the complex language that is often used in mainstream news that some can find off putting.

The magazine is translated into easy read format, which uses simple words and explanatory images to illustrate stories, by a team of people with learning disabilities/or autism known as UR Consultants.

Commenting on the new edition of the award-winning magazine, Diane Lightfoot, Director of Policy and Communications at United Response, said:

“Yet again, our consultants have excelled themselves with the latest edition of Easy News. By tackling the harrowing details and language surrounding the ongoing European migrant crisis, the Easy News team are ensuring that our readers can better understand the ongoing coverage in the media.”


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