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

Easy News Issue 29 out now

Easy News Issue 29 covers the latest news of the hurricanes in the Caribbean islands and the United States, the earthquakes in Mexico, the floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, the terror attacks in Barcelona, London and Las Vegas, the lift of the police pay cap, problems with Ryanair and Monarch airlines, the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, Big Ben's repair works, self-driving lorries, the death of Sir Bruce Forsyth, Scotland's new bridge, and the changes to Universal Credit.

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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

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