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

Easy News Issue 39 out now

Easy News Issue 39 features Boris Johnson succeeding Theresa May, Thomas Cook's collapse, England's cricket world cup glory, the Hong Kong Protests and more!

Download Easy News Issue 39

Download Easy News Issue 39

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

You can read every issue 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.