Speaking

Engaging Audiences Around the Globe

Whether you are looking for a keynote speech or a full or half-day workshop, Lainey Feingold’s presentations are engaging, fun, packed with stories and full of up-to-date and relevant content. Workshops are interactive and every presentation invites audience participation. Lainey’ passion and depth of knowledge has made her a popular speaker across the globe.

Lainey has spoken to public interest and business lawyers, web designers, developers, accessibility teams, mediators and advocates, and corporate decision-makers. She has engaged law students across the United States and Canada. And she has run workshops for accessibility, legal, and disability rights communities in Spain, Australia, and New Zealand as well as in the United States.

Since publication of her book in late 2016, Lainey has delivered more than 100 talks and workshops on subjects related to digital accessibility, collaborative problem-solving, and disability rights.

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Why Lainey?

Lainey is a pioneer in both the digital accessibility legal space and in collaborative problem-solving. Since 1995, she has negotiated close to 100 ground-breaking settlement agreements in the digital accessibility legal space – all without filing a single lawsuit. She has been recognized as both the Problem Solver of the Year and a Legal Rebel by the American Bar Association.

In 2000, Lainey helped negotiate the first web accessibility agreement in the United States, with Bank of America. Since that time, she and her clients and co-counsel have engaged in win-win collaborations with organizations as varied as Major League Baseball, the American Cancer Society, the City and County of San Francisco, Patreon, and CVS.

Lainey brings this history, and her skills as a bridge builder and powerful storyteller, to every presentation. This, along with her ability to present negotiation strategy, accessibility best practices, and legal issues in an understandable and engaging way for any audience, are the pillars of her popularity as a speaker.

Lainey has twice been a guest lecturer at my Harvard Law School courses. Lainey’s talks have been a wonderful gift for my students. Lainey’s the real deal – a lawyer-visionary who brings humility, curiosity, and tenacity to her work an advocate. I highly recommend her.

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David A. Hoffman, John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School Mediator, Arbitrator, Collaborative Law attorney, and Founder, Boston Law Collaborative, LLC

Testimonials

Lainey led an engaging and illuminating session for my Disability Law class at Columbia University. It was especially impressive that she could command the room so effectively through a videoconference presentation.

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Elizabeth F. Emens, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

The hall was packed to capacity with  advocates, lawyers, and business and government sector reps. There was an indescribable buzz in the atmosphere. Lainey has such a down-to-earth and genial way of delivering her message, and the audience was captivated and asked many questions.

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Gisele Mesnage, Founder and Coordinator Digital Gap Initiative

Lainey is a leader in her field and her passion for and knowledge of the legal environment related to accessibility is unmatched.

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Dr. Christopher Lee, Managing Director, International Association of Accessibility Professionals

We received so much great feedback that we begged her to come back to do a second, more advanced training.

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Salena Copeland, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Association of California

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Highlight reel from Lainey’s workshop in Vitoria, Basque Country Spain (2019)

Upcoming Speaking Events

  • October 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Eastern)

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    Connecticut ADA Coalition Conference Session: Using Structured Negotiation to Advance Disability Rights

  • November 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)

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    3Play Media 2020 Digital Accessibility Legal Update

  • December 2, 2020 at 10:00 am (Eastern)

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    New York Law School Conversations in Dispute Resolution Series: Structured Negotiation

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Lainey speaking in Sydney
Lainey Feingold during presentation
Lainey on a panel at UNSW Legislation Policy Digital Inclusion

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Simple Summary

This page is about Lainey Feingold as a public speaker. There is a video on the page about a training Lainey did in Spain.  There are also quotes from people who have heard Lainey speak. One person said they were surprised that a legal session could be fun.  Lainey has given talks around the world.  She speaks about Structured Negotiation and  digital access. She also talks about disability rights and ethics. Structured Negotiation helps people solve problems without conflict. Access is about making sure tech works for disabled people. Lainey’s talks are for anyone interested in cooperation and a more inclusive world.