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’s 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.

Of course, during the pandemic Lainey is delivering talks and trainings virtually!

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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 presented a terrific CLE program to our members. It made us wish we had more time with her. Her passion, commitment, and honesty was inspiring and greatly appreciated.

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Jenny Y. Kim, ADR Section Executive Committee Member, Alameda County Bar Association

Testimonials

A few minutes into Lainey’s workshop, one of the attendees from an architecture firm, leaned over to me and said, “Her energy rocks!” That sums up our experience working with Lainey: energetic, knowledgeable, proactive, and collaborative.

Margaret Price, Associate Professor, Department of English Director, Disability Studies Program, The Ohio State University

To me, Lainey has always been something of a heroine in accessibility. Gentle and witty, she makes the audience listen carefully to her engaging presentations on often complex topics. Accessibility regulations differ a lot between Europe and the U.S. Nevertheless, the participants at our conference in Sweden were clearly impressed by this knowledgable lawyer who is obviously passionate about the people and issues affected by legislation.

Susanna Laurin, Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Funka

Thank you SO much for presenting! I learned so much. The presentation was clear, engaging, thorough, inspiring, detailed, and extremely helpful. I’m looking forward to hearing more from you! Thanks for all you do!

Kelsey Wirtzfeld, attendee at 'Accessibility as a Human Right' presentation for Portland A11y and UX Meetup

We received so much great feedback that we begged her to come back to do a second, more advanced training. We received more comments and requests for the recording than we have for any other training. I am even getting requests for this training from our legal aid friends in other states.
This training is something that the legal aid community really needs right now, and we’re so grateful that Lainey was willing to present on this for us.

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

  • Digital Accessibility Best Practices (Experian NDEAM Webinar)

    October 29, 2021 at 10:00 am (Pacific)

    online

  • Disability Rights Florida Structured Negotiation Training

    November 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)

    online

  • Digital Accessibility – An essential aspect of disability inclusion and why it matters to the Penn State Health community

    November 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Eastern)

    online

  • 2022 Digital Accessibility Legal Update with 3Play Media

    December 9, 2021 at 11:00 am (Pacific)

    online

Check out details of Lainey’s upcoming and past events

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.