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 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.

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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.

With an approachable style, Lainey has an exceptional ability to make law and digital accessibility, accessible to any audience, balancing an unquestioned passion for the subject with her proven expertise in the field. There’s a reason why she draws at capacity audiences.

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Jennison Asuncion, Co-Founder, Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Testimonials

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

Lainey presented to my students about Structured Negotiation, which is an extremely innovative and effective way of translating negotiation principles into concrete legal strategies for social change. Lainey challenges us to think differently about the potential role of ADR in protecting the public interest. Her presentation convinced my students that Structured Negotiation can and should have a vital role to play.

Daniel Del Gobbo, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

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

Upcoming Speaking Events

  • Digital Learning Accessibility: The Road Ahead (An Educause Webinar)

    February 27, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Eastern)

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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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    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.