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

Easy News Issue 23 out now

Easy News Issue 23 covers from September to October 2016 and features news of Team GB's success in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the civil war in Syria, an update on UK politics, the closure of BHS, the US Presidential race, the bombings in New York, the earthquake in Italy, the Great British Bake Off moving to Channel 4, the Apple tax scandal, Sam Allardyce losing his job as manager of the England football team and the death of Lord Rix. 

Front page of Easy News Issue 23

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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

How do you get Easy News?

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