Advertise with DNS

Are you looking to find a trusted website that is visited by thousands of disabled people every week?

Disability News Service is the UK’s only provider of in-depth news on the key issues that affect the lives of disabled people across independent living, campaigning, benefits and poverty, and politics. Most importantly, these news stories focus on the views and opinions of disabled people themselves.

DNS is run by the experienced disabled journalist John Pring, and has unrivalled contacts among leading disabled figures and disabled people’s organisations, an excellent reputation within the disabled people’s movement, and a growing presence in the mainstream media.

In March 2013, the site was being visited by 10,500 unique users a month. Within 12 months, that number had risen to 17,000 unique users. 

In March 2015, DNS was relaunched with an exciting, news-focused look that is far more mobile-friendly. By 14 April 2015, there had been more than 52,000 unique visitors to the site in the previous 30 days.


Why do so many disabled people already visit the DNS website?

Over the last six years, DNS has broken a string of important stories, many of which have been picked up by national broadcasters, newspapers and magazines, and even made headlines around the world.

DNS has played a leading role in reporting on disability hate crime; it has exposed government ministers who run inaccessible constituency offices; it was the first to report concerns among Paralympians preparing for London 2012 about planned cuts and reforms to disability living allowance; and was the first to reveal that Baroness Jane Campbell would be the first peer allowed to take a personal assistant into the main chamber of the House of Lords during a debate.

Among many other exclusives, it also revealed that the United Nations was launching an inquiry into the UK government for possible breaches of the UN disability convention.

So if you want your goods or services to be associated with a trusted brand that listens to and accurately reports the views of disabled people and their organisations – and often secures attention and praise from the mainstream media –and is recognised and admired by disabled people across the UK, Disability News Service is the place to advertise.

There are several key options if you would like to advertise on DNS:

  • 728 x 90 pixels advert on the website’s header, priced at £900 per month
  • 728 x 90 pixels inside a page, at £700 per month
  • 300 x 250 pixels on the sidebar of the home page and every article, at £500 per month
  • 350 x 125 pixels on the left or centre columns of the home page, at £350 per month

Payment can be arranged via standing order, with discounts available for booking for three, six or 12 months. Payment must be made in advance. To cancel your advert, we ask only for 30 days’ notice.

To find out more, and express your interest in advertising on the new Disability News Service website, email or call 07776 206595.


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.