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’s passion and depth of knowledge have 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 the first edition of her book, Structured Negotiation, a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits in late 2016, Lainey has delivered more than 100 talks, trainings, and workshops on subjects related to digital accessibility, collaborative problem-solving, and disability rights. The second edition of the book was published in October 2021, providing renewed opportunities for presentations on digital accessibility and the tools and strategies of Structured Negotiation.
Lainey is available to deliver talks and trainings both in-person and virtually.
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’s energy and advocacy for collaborative negotiation is infectious. She delivered Moritz College of Law’s 2019 Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution to a diverse audience which ranged from novice law student negotiators to seasoned disability rights advocates. Lainey connected the principles of Structured Negotiation to concrete examples – like negotiating with Major League Baseball and large financial institutes – which resonated with all who attended. She shared thoughtful practical skills accessible to all who participated.
Lainey is a prolific speaker in the digital access space. She consistently delivers engaging and informative presentations that humanize accessibility law and remind us why digital accessibility is a major civil rights issue of our time. Our webinar audiences frequently remark that her sessions are among the best they have attended. Lainey’s presentation was one of 3Play Media’s top 3 webinars in 2021. Attendees wrote, “Lainey was amazing,” and “the information was immediately applicable.”
Lainey’s first talk in Sydney, Australia was co-hosted by the Digital Gap Initiative (DGI), the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Australian Human Rights Centre (now renamed the Disability Innovation Institute) at the University of new South Wales. The hall was packed to capacity with advocates, lawyers, and business and government sector reps. There was an indescribable buzz in the atmosphere. Lainey talked about her book and about her work. Lainey has such a down-to-earth and genial way of delivering her message, and the audience was captivated and asked many questions. A million thanks Lainey for coming down under – just like a boomerang, we hope she will come back!
Highlight reel from Lainey’s workshop in Vitoria, Basque Country Spain (2019)
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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.