About Us

When you hire us – you get us.

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We don’t outsource.

 

With offices in Clearwater, Fl and Seattle, WA we have completed projects across the United States and worldwide. Our team, 86% who are people with disabilities provide real lived experiences of disability.

President and Founder

Steven Mifsud established Direct Access as a disability accessibility consultancy in 2004. Profoundly deaf since birth and a Cochlear Implantee, he graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Architecture and initially worked with the historic City of Chester as the City’s Access Officer.

Setting up Direct Access was the logical step initially working with heritage, retail and education sectors. The firm has grown since working with UNESCO World Heritage Sites and infrastructure improvements for Olympic and Paralympic host cities. In 2018, Steven became the Universal Design Director for the world exposition Expo 2020 Dubai and then Director of Accessibility during the event’s six month run.

Steven has delivered accessibility projects for Native American communities in Montana and audits of rural main streets in Vermont

Steven is often sought as a public speaker on accessibility – for New England Museums Association Steven delivered a presentation on ‘Accessibility in a post COVID world?’. In 2021, Steven was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II for services to international trade – sharing expertise on creating accessible environments.

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Universal Design

We have a strong, established presence in the United States with our Head Office based in Clearwater, Florida. Delivering services from coast to coast, we are often invited to present at conferences on Universal Design and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

In addition to the United States, we have an office in the United Kingdom and a team in Dubai. 

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View Article: Direct Access at the UASSP Mid-Winter Conference

Direct Access at the UASSP Mid-Winter Conference

Direct Access were a guest exhibitor at the UASSP Mid-Winter Conference at the Dixie Convention Centre in St. George, Utah.

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View Article: Do I need an ADA Access Audit?

Do I need an ADA Access Audit?

A facilities audit (also known as a Barrier-Free Audit, or People with Disabilities Access Audit) is an assessment of a building or facility, an environment, or a service compared to best practice standards to benchmark its accessibility to people with disabilities.

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Direct Access Consultancy LLC
4600 140th Avenue North
Suite 180
Clearwater
Florida 33762

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