Founder of Athena ICT- an accessibility and inclusion research and consulting company.
Lisa is currently the facilitator of the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force (COGA) – a task force of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) who make the international accessibility standards, that is the basis of Israeli law. Lisa is a pioneer on inclusive design across barriers of abilities and neuro-diversity such as Cognitive and Learning Disabilities and improving usability for the aging population. She is also the co-facilitator of the Personalization Task Force of the Accessible Platforms Architecture Group of the web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) or the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
Ms. Seeman has been an invited expert for the W3C and WCAG since 1999. In 2006 she became the original author and editor of the Roles for Accessible Rich Internet Applications specification and the States and Properties Module for Accessible Rich Internet Applications which then became the specifications for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) for the W3C. She is also a named contributor to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. and WCAG 2.1.
Previously, Ms. Seeman headed a chief scientist funded incubator project that culminated into an independent company (UB Access). She closed the initial investments for UB Access in 2002, and negotiated the successful closing of the sale of UB Access to Aequus Technologies Corp. in 2006. Lisa acted as CEO For the company until 2009. She currently runs a research and consulting company, Athena ICT, that is currently part of two research consortiums funded by the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission and has had repeat consulting and co-development project with many fortune 500 companies and accessibility consulting firms such as IBM, HP, Deque and others. Lisa lives in Beit Shemesh, Israel.
The Cognitive Accessibility Roadmap and Gap Analysis (Working Draft)