Organisations that subscribe to Disability News Service (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.
The service supplies a minimum of 20 disability-related news stories a month (and on average more than 30) to subscribers.
DNS is run by John Pring, a disabled journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for more than 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.
DNS 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, giving subscribers the opportunity to post the stories first if they want to do so.
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.
If you would like to contact John Pring to discuss a possible subscription, you can do so by email, phone, or text message:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07776 206595, 01184 371378 (9am to 7pm for phone calls, weekdays only please)