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New edition of Easy News out now

Easy news cover Dec 18The December 2015 edition of accessible magazine Easy News is now available and features coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris and an overview of the last 20 years since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Easy News, published bi-monthly by disability charity United Response, is the world’s first easy read news magazine for people with learning disabilities and aims to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers informed by simplifying the complex language that is often used in mainstream news.

Also included in this month’s edition is a variety of national and international news stories including the TalkTalk hacking, a Russian plane crashing in Egypt, and the launch of the latest James Bond movie.

To download the 18th edition of Easy News, go to: www.unitedresponse.org.uk/easy-news

Diane Lightfoot, director of policy and communications at United Response, said: “It is a credit to our consultants that they have once again been able to translate complex and often distressing news stories, such as the terrorist attacks in Paris and the Russian plane bombing, into accessible and meaningful language. In doing so, our Easy News team are ensuring that our readers can better understand important world affairs, however difficult they may be.”

At the start of 2016, United Response is asking readers to provide comments on the difference that having an easy to understand news magazine, like Easy News, made to them during 2015 as well as ideas to help make the publication more effective. Email any comments to: [email protected].

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