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

Easy News Issue 27 out now

Easy News Issue 27 covers the news of the General Election 2017 results, the terror attacks in Manchester and London, the NHS cyber-attack, the BA computer crisis, the fire at London's Grenfell tower block, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, the death of Roger Moore and the result of the French Presidential election.

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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

Previous issues

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

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