Direct Access is a Disability Owned and Operated accessibility consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts with clients across the United States.
We deliver accessibility consultancy worldwide using our geographic reach to serve the needs of our local, national and multinational clients. Our teams are integral parts of local communities combining local knowledge of accessibility with emerging international best practices. With offices in Clearwater, Fl and Boston, MA we have completed projects across the United States and worldwide. Our team, 86% who are people with disabilities provide real lived experiences of disability.
Steven Mifsud established Direct Access as a disability accessibility consultancy in 2004. Profoundly deaf since birth and a Cochlear Implantee, he initially graduated university with a degree in Architecture. Setting up Direct Access felt like the logical step for Steven, who initially worked within the heritage, retail and education sectors.
As a result of the setup Direct Access has gone on to work on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, provided infrastructure improvements for Olympic and Paralympic host cities – and has provided accessibility for state Governments everywhere from Texas to Vermont.
He is often sought as a public speaker on accessibility – for the 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 of the UK for services to international trade – sharing expertise on creating accessible environments.
Director and President
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.
Steven Mifsud MBE
Director and Founder
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Business Operations Manager
Senior Access Consultant
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We have a strong, established presence in the United States with our Head Office based in Clearwater, Florida, and a second office on the edge of Chinatown in Boston, Massachusetts.
In addition to the United States, we have an office in the United Kingdom.