Mi Contact founder Ciara-Beth Griffin told the audience at Inspirefest 2019 why she’s no longer telling people she designs apps specifically for people with autism.

Ciara-Beth Griffin took to the stage at Inspirefest 2019 to talk about an app she designed called Mi Contact.

After she was diagnosed with autism, Griffin decided to do a bit more research on what other autistic people feel like and what challenges other people had faced that she had not.

It was this research that led her to create Mi Contact, an app for improving eye contact that she originally described as being “specifically for people with autism”. However, one day she received an email about Mi Contact that made her rethink her labelling of the app.

In this talk, Griffin explains why she now chooses to ditch the labels.


Words by Kelly Earley