Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities, aimed to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers informed about the world around them. Read the latest issue here.

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Easy News Issue 41 - Coronavirus Special Edition is out now.

Our newest edition of Easy News is all about the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.

Previous issues

The Winter 2020 issue of Easy News featured the 2019 UK General Election, bushfires in Australia, Greta Thunberg, the Prince Andrew scandal, tensions between Iran and the USA, the New Zealand volcano eruption, and more.

Download Easy News - Winter 2020

You can read more past issues of Easy News, plus our Special Editions, in our archive:

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

More resources

  • We have a number of easy read resources available for free download.

  • The Foundations of Good Support is a guide to assessing the quality of support being provided for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, and identifying what might need changing in order to improve it.

  • We have support guides for professionals, families and individuals on a variety of topics such as autism and person centred support.

Get involved

Find out about United Response campaigns and how you can help us ensure that people with disabilities and mental health needs receive the best possible care and are recognised as equal participants in society.

Make a donation online today to make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the UK.