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Steve Dering

Steve Dering

Operations Director, Direct Access Consultancy Limited

Steve is the Director of international award-winning accessibility consultancy Direct Access. Initially based in Dubai he has worked on various concerts and the curation and programming for the world exposition Expo 2020 Dubai as Accessibility Operations Manager. Now based in the UK, he coordinates Direct Access' event support services that ranges from accessible event planning, staff and volunteer training in inclusion, physical site audits and event programming support. This includes providing disability inclusion consultancy and support to the ten commissions as part of UNBOXED taking place in 2022.

Steve has been profoundly deaf since birth providing lived experience of some of the access barriers disabled people face daily.