It’s a curious thing that in an environment where communication – particularly written – remains a never-to-be-resolved challenge, we are so excited to be launching a newspaper. Yet to celebrate the art created in a world of ‘difference’, in words as well as visually, and to engage in the current debates resonating throughout that global community means a contributory voice is important – we think critical.

We hope the voice of the LEVEL Out Loud team and its wide ranging contributors will swell that of our learning disabled audiences, artists, carers and friends, and that between us we make a much louder, more vibrant and powerful noise.

Grab a friend, bag a sofa and chant along to LEVEL Out Loud Issue #1.