The latest edition of Easy News, the world’s first easy read news magazine, is published today by national disability charity United Response.

This month’s copy features news of the Tunisia terrorist attack, the Greek bail out and the death of Cilla Black, along with a variety of other national and international stories.

An accessible news publication, 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, many of whom find more traditional sources of news complex and difficult to understand.

One reader told us:

I didn’t understand any of the information on the telly. I didn’t understand but Easy News helped me find out more about the news. I felt very self-conscious that I don’t understand lots of things but, with Easy News, I can understand it and don’t feel so silly now because I can understand some things that are going on in the world!”

Translated into easy read - which uses simple words and explanatory images to illustrate stories - by UR Consultants, the magazine provides clear and unbiased information on a range of events to help highlight the importance of current affairs and politics in our everyday lives.

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

“Easy News continues to provide an opportunity for people with learning disabilities, and anyone else who wants to, to learn more about what is happening in the world and how it affects us.

“This edition includes some complex stories about terrorism and the international economy and, as ever, the Easy News team has worked hard to ensure that our readers can better understand and form an opinion on important global conversations.”


Download the 16th edition of Easy News