Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, a disabled journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for nearly 25 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, activism and campaigning and human rights, but also covers employment, transport, education, housing, crime, and arts, culture and sport.
All of the news stories are researched and written by John Pring and are sent out to subscribers every Thursday lunchtime. They are then uploaded onto the DNS website after 5pm the same day.
Funding for DNS comes from subscribers, financial support from individual disabled people and their allies, and advertisers. DNS maintains editorial independence from all subscribers, supporters and advertisers.
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:
- All Together Now!
- Changing Perspectives
- Choice and Rights Disability Coalition
- Creative Treaty
- Derby College Group
- Disability North
- Disability Rights UK
- Disability Wales
- Disabled People Against Cuts
- Goss Consultancy
- Inclusion London
- Possability People
- Shaping Our Lives
If you would like to contact John Pring, you can do so by email, phone, or text message:
Phone: 07776 206595, 01184 371378 (9am to 7pm for phone calls, weekdays only please)