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About us

Direct Access has led the accessibility and inclusion field since our inception in 2004. We are a DOBE certified Disability Owned and Operated Business Enterprise, providing our real lived experiences of disability.



We believe that our organization’s strength lies in our diverse team’s combined talents and skills. Here, you’ll find the brilliant minds, creative spirits, and passionate hearts that drive Direct Access’ vision forward. Each member is unique, possessing a wealth of experience, knowledge, and inspiration. Together, we collaborate, innovate, and constantly strive to deliver excellence in all we do.

To delve into the professional profiles of our team members, simply click on the LinkedIn icon. This will take you directly to their LinkedIn pages, showcasing their accomplishments and experiences. Alternatively, if you want a more in-depth understanding of their roles, their career trajectories, and the distinctive expertise they contribute to our team, select the link icon.

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Steven Mifsud MBE

Director and Founder

Operations Director Steve Dering poses for a photo, smiling, arms folded.

Steve Dering

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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Tom Morgan

Senior Access Consultant

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Keir Welch

Business Operations Manager

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Michael Miller

Marketing Executive

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Jamie Rhys-Martin

Access Consultant

Watch Our Video

Watch our short video to learn more about where Direct Access began, what we do, and how we can help businesses to create a more accessible environment.

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Universal Presence & Impact

Direct Access have a strong, established presence in the United Arab Emirates with our Head Office based in Dubai, though we have delivered our services to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and everywhere in between. 

Our team is often invited to present at conferences, which have included the SEA Expo and Summit, FM Expo, Accessible Tourism Summit, and Urban Landscapes and Playgrounds Abu Dhabi.

Our expansion of projects is a result of only one thing; our team, and the core value that our lived experiences as disabled people inform the detail, effectiveness, and quality of our accessibility consultancy. People make the world go around. The same can be said for the world of Direct Access.

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Platinum Tower JLT-PH1-12,
Jumeirah Lakes Towers,

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