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

Easy News Issue 34 out now

Easy News Issue 34 covers the death of Aretha Franklin, the Genoa bridge collapse, the Brexit no deal, Birmingham's prison takeover, the NASA space probe, the Kerala floods, the carrot ring, the death of Barry Chuckle, the lazy postman, unemployment in the UK, and the woman who fell off a cruise ship.

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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

  • 100% of respondents said they find the stories interesting.
  • 100% of respondents said they find Easy News easier to understand than other news or television sources.
  • 98% of respondents said that Easy News helps them to understand what is happening in the world.
  • 88% of respondents said they think politics makes a difference to their lives.

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