American Express Braille Press Release

The following press release was issued as a result of a Settlement Agreement negotiated by Lainey and co-counsel Linda Dardarian using Structured Negotiations. The full American Express Braille Settlement Agreement is posted in the Alternative Formats Settlements Category. Read more…

LaSalle Bank Talking ATM and Web Press Release

This press release was issued as a result of the LaSalle Bank Settlement Agreement which addressed ATMs, the bank’s website, and alternative formats. The agreement was negotiated using Structured Negotiations on behalf of the Chicago affiliate of the American Council of the Blind and Kelly Pierce, a long-time advocate for Talking ATMs and financial service access. The settlement was negotiated by Lainey and co-counsel Amy Peterson of the Chicago-based disability rights organization Equip For Equality. Read more…

Citizens Bank Press Release

The Citizen’s Bank press release was issued as a result of the Citizens Bank Agreement, negotiated by Lainey Feingold and co-counsel Stan Eichner of the Disability Law Center in Boston, Massachusetts, using Structured Negotiations on behalf of the Bay State Council of the Blind and other Massachusetts advocates. Read more…

Fleet Bank Second Talking ATM and accessible web site press release

The press release posted below was the second release issued by Fleet Bank about its Talking ATMs. Read the first Fleet Bank Talking ATM press release. This release announced new Talking ATM features as well as the availability of Braille, Large Print and audio information and on-line accessibility at fleet.com. The releases were the result of two agreements that Fleet signed with Bay State Council of the Blind and others using the Structured Negotiations process. Read more…

Access World Talking ATM Article

This article Lainey wrote about Talking ATMs was published in January, 2003 in AccessWorld(R), a publication of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). Part 2 of this Article, titled “You Can Bank on It, Part 2: Advocacy, Outreach, and Legal Authority for Talking ATMs,” can be found in the March, 2003 issue of Access World. Read more…

Sovereign Bank Press Release

The Sovereign Bank Press Release was issued as a result of a comprehensive settlement agreement negotiated by Lainey Feingold and co-counsel Stan Eichner of the Disability Law Center in Boston, Massachusetts, using Bay State Council of the Blind and other Massachusetts advocates. In the Sovereign settlement agreement the bank agreed to install Talking ATMs at all its locations, institute a comprehensive alternative format policy and make its website accessible. Read more…

Washington Mutual Talking ATM Press Release

This release about Washington Mutual’s Talking ATMs was issued as a result of a Settlement Agreement negotiated by Lainey and co-counsel Linda Dardarian on behalf of the California Council of the Blind, the Florida Council of the Blind, and individual members of the blind community. The full Settlement Agreement, which also covers the accessibility of the bank’s website and its alternative format program, is posted in the Talking ATM Settlements Category. Read more…

Wells Fargo Iowa Talking ATM Press Release

The press release about Wells Fargo’s Talking ATMs in Iowa was issued as a result of a Settlement Agreement negotiated using Structured Negotiations by Lainey and co-counsel Linda Dardarian on behalf of the Iowa Council of the United Blind and the Utah Council of the Blind. The full Settlement Agreement is posted in the Talking ATM Settlements Category. Read more…