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Scotland’s first easy read newspaper launched

 Easy News, the UK’s first newspaper designed for people with learning disabilities, has been launched in Scotland.   This follows the successful launch of Easy News in England earlier this year. Information gap Easy News is designed to tackle the ‘information gap’ facing many people with learning disabilities. Research by United Response that only 11% of people with learning disabilities read newspapers, usually because they are deterred by the complexity of the language. Partly as a result, just 16% of people with learning disabilities said they were interested in politics, and more than half didn’t feel that it had an impact on


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