About DNS

Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, an experienced journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for more than 20 years.

He launched DNS in April 2009 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, benefits, poverty and human rights, but also covers arts, culture and sport.

The service supplies on average more than 30 disability-related news stories every month to subscribers.

Publications that subscribe to DNS can use its stories on their websites or blogs or in their magazines or newsletters, or to brief colleagues or clients about what disabled people are saying about the key issues affecting their lives. 

DNS provides high quality news content 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.

The following organisations subscribe to Disability News Service. Some of them use the stories on their websites and blogs, others in their magazines or newsletters, or to brief colleagues or clients.


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, please contact John Pring by email, phone, or text message:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 8241 7072, 07776 206595