About DNS

Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, an experienced journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for more than 15 years.

He launched DNS to address the absence of in-depth reporting in both the specialist and mainstream media on issues that affect the lives of disabled people.

The news service focuses on issues such as discrimination, equality, independent living, disability benefits, poverty and human rights.

It usually supplies more than 35 disability-related news stories every month to subscribers. For examples of the stories covered since the service was launched in April 2009, use this website’s searchable archive (right). The archive includes all of the stories produced by the service except for those from the last month.

Publications that subscribe to DNS can use its stories on their websites or blogs or in their magazines or newsletters. For details of organisations that have signed up, click on the ‘Subscribers’ link above.

And every week on the DNS home page, there is a round-up of the week’s news, with links to the websites of subscribers so visitors can read the full news stories.

DNS is a high quality news service at low cost – fees are available on request and depend on the size of the organisation and how they intend to use the stories, but every effort is made to ensure they are affordable.

You can also use this site to order copies of Longcare Survivors: The Biography of a Care Scandal, John Pring’s new book on the Longcare abuse scandal.

If you have any comments, suggestions or stories, or are interested in subscribing to the service, please contact John Pring by email, phone, or text message:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 8446 5900 or 07776 206595