Eyra Abraham

Founder, Lisnen Inc

Disability, Accessibility, Disability and Technology, Artificial intelligence (AI) for Social Good, Machine Learning, Technology, Women in Technology


Disability expert in tech and accessibility

Eyra Abraham, Founder of Lisnen talking about her work & expertise in the disability market. Founding her own company serving this market, and the challenges people face in a growing innovative society.

How Can AI Assist Accessibility?

TVOntario, November 21, 2019Television

URL: https://www.tvo.org/video/how-can-ai-assist-accessibility?fbclid=IwAR10Hrdc44OdO2BWqS5iYT7gjW1P5JkzXJFiTW9NeDnk34-BjUKYbfWrBls

Eyra spoke to Steve Paikin on The Agenda about hearing loss and a promising future for those living with a disability with artificial intelligence (AI).

Can AI be used to help people with disabilities? Experts say yes, with the ‘right data set’

AI and privacy: Experts worry users may have already ‘traded a lot’ for services

Balancing the books: learning in a digital world

Entrepreneurs with disabilities seek investor attention

How entrepreneurs with disability are making their own space in the business world

25 Women to Watch: Succeeding in a COVID World

It Took A Pandemic To Prove What Students With Disabilities Wanted For Years Is Possible


Eyra Abraham is a Founder/CEO of Lisnen, a Toronto-based Startup which develops technology for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing using AI to detect sounds. Lisnen’s mission is to empower people to overcome challenges. Abraham graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. She pivoted her career into marketing and communications, but her love for technology and innovation drew her back to founding her company.

Past Talks

Fireside chat with an entrepreneur with disability

Federal Procurement Diversity Expo for Persons with Disabilities

Online, May 31, 2023

AI - Helping Make Technology Accessible for All

British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials

Coventry, UK, March 8, 2023

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Women in Business Summit

online, June 22, 2022

Procurement Assistance Canada

PAC-OR Diversity Expo

Online, May 31, 2022

AGE-WELL Webinar Series

What Assistive Technology means to Canadians: A conversation on improving equitable access to assistive technology

Online, May 17, 2022

Policy Horizons Canada

Reimagining the Future of Work

Online, June 1, 2022

Black History Month Panel

Black History Month Celebration at FreshBooks

Online, February 16, 2021

Diversity & Inclusion - 25 years of Black History Month: Being Black in Canada, then and now

Black History Month with Employment and Social Development Canada

Online, February 25, 2021

People with Disabilities and the Workplace

Rakuten-Kobo Monthly Employee Series - Kobo Tech Ladies and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Online, April 19, 2021

AI: Augmenting Inequalities or Artificial Intelligence


Online, November 3, 2021

User Personas: Building raving fans with hearing loss users

#a11yTO Conf

Online, October 21, 2020

Making Sense with AI

#a11yTO Camp

Online, May 23, 2020

Canadian International African Diaspora Summit

International Women - Leadership & Empowerment Brunch: Bridging the gaps; United for our youth

Toronto, October 12, 2019

AI solutions in the disability market

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Geeks

Toronto, September 25, 2019

Machine Learning within the Disability Market

Women in Data Science

Toronto, March 23, 2019

Stand Up for Passion

Toronto, July 19, 2018

The Unintentional Innovation (How disability fuels modern tech innovations)

Canadian University Software Engineering Conference

Montreal, January 12, 2019


  • Business Development
  • Disability
  • Accessibility
  • Disability and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence for Social Good
  • Machine Learning
  • Technology
  • Women in Technology


  • McGill University
    Bachelor of Science
    Computer Science, 2002