Mr Miro Griffiths BSc (Hons) MA
Disability Equality Consultant
Miro Griffiths grew up and still lives in a seaside town on the Wirral Peninsula, across the river from Liverpool. His interest in disability equality started at the age of fourteen, when he embarked upon a Millennium Award to promote the awareness of disabled people’s inequalities. By designing a concept for a children’s computer game, disabled and non-disabled children and young people would learn and understand disability issues through an entertaining way.
After successfully completing the awareness initiative, Miro joined the national charity, Whizz-Kidz, as the North West representative for the user group. Campaigning on issues affecting young disabled people, Miro became the Chairperson of the group for a three year period.
Before turning eighteen, Miro became the youngest person to join Equality 2025, the United Kingdom Advisory Network for disability equality across government departments. Miro collaborated with other disability experts to advise government on a variety of issues which affect disabled people’s quality of life; through this, Miro was able to broaden his understanding of the inequalities disabled people experience. Since May 2011, Miro became Deputy Chair of Equality2025.
He founded Miro Consultancy in 2007 and is now recognised for specialising and having a keen interest in disabled people’s empowerment and participation, transitional stages of a disabled person’s life, and the independent living debate. Miro advises on various disability networks, is an experienced guest speaker, and works as a consultant for local and national charities and organisations.
He has recently graduated with a Masters in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, after gaining a degree in Psychology at the University of Liverpool. Miro’s proudest moment was attending the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as part of the United Kingdom Delegation Team, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, America on 30th March 2007.
Miro Griffiths founded Miro Consultancy.
Steve Woodward completes his HND Computer Studies course at Liverpool John Moores University.
Miro Griffiths met Steve Woodward.
Miro Griffiths graduated from University of Liverpool with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
Steve Woodward graduated from John Moore's University with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Studies.
Steve Woodward created the 'Web Accessibility Consultancy Service' a branch of Miro Consultancy. The original Miro Consultancy site is launched at E-Acess 11.
Miro Griffiths graduated from University of Leeds with an MA in Disability Studies.
The new Miro Consultancy site is designed, built and launched by Steve Woodward.
Mr Steve Woodward HND BSc (Hons)
Web Accessibility Consultant
Steve Woodward grew up and still lives in Liverpool. His interest in technology started at a young age, and throughout education Steve wanted his future to be in computer software. He gained a HND in Computer Studies from Liverpool John Moores University. Once finished, he embarked upon a degree in the same subject, and earned a BSc Honours in 2011.
In his final year of the degree, Steve wrote academic papers and centred his self directed dissertation around accessible website design. His project was awarded the highest mark in his school - it was this spark which drives his interest and his career. He started designing website templates and performing access reports on private sites for them to meet the criteria for achieving AAA W3C Inclusive Web Design principles.
Steve met Miro four years ago when, through a chance encounter, discussed the future of electronic accessibility. A year later, Steve was approached by Miro, with the hope that he could offer a new dimension to Miro Consultancy. Since 2009, Steve has worked with Miro Consultancy, providing guidance and support for organisations developing accessible websites.
Steve is the technical lead for the Miro Consultancy website; his proudest moment was launching the original prototype site alongside Miro Griffiths at the E-Access 2011 event in Westminster, London.