32 years ago Disability Now was founded to provide a strong platform for debate and discussion of disability issues – a platform where disabled people had their voices heard.
Scope, which has funded Disability Now for 20 years, is proud that in that time the publication has showcased the huge diversity of voices and talent from across the disability community and provided a space for dialogue and debate.
The world has changed a lot in the last three decades. Today, disabled people’s voices are heard through more specialist and mainstream platforms, blogs and podcasts than ever before.
While the need to produce news for disabled people by disabled people is as important as ever, we need to keep up with changing times.
That’s why the decision has been taken to stop producing Disability Now in its current format. We remain firmly committed to producing content that puts disabled people and their families at its heart. However, we think that there are new ways and new platforms that can provide greater reach and greater impact.
Starting in 2017 Scope will showcase new Disability Now branded content that will continue to be produced and led by disabled people. The content will live on Scope’s blog and will continue to cover the important issues – both serious and more light-hearted – that matter. Further details of this content will be available early in the New Year.
We’d like to extend our warmest thanks to Ian Macrae, the outgoing Editor of Disability Now and all those who have worked on and contributed to Disability Now over the last 32 years.