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 her book, Structured Negotiation, a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits in late 2016, Lainey has delivered more than 100 talks 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.

Lainey is a truly phenomenal presenter. She recently led a session at Google during our internal Global Accessibility & Disability Inclusion Week, all about different tactics for persuasion when making the case for accessibility. She is a clear expert in digital accessibility and Structured Negotiation, and shared her years of valuable insights in such a vibrant and astute, yet highly relatable way. Lainey brings an excellent energy to the audience when she presents, inspiring so many — from newbies to experts — to get excited, expand their knowledge and understanding, and even rethink their approach to drive greater impact. She is an incredible leader in this field, and we were so grateful to have her join our event.

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Laura Allen, Google Head of Strategy & Programs, Accessibility & Disability Inclusion

Testimonials

I appreciated the way you validated the heavy work and encouraged us to continue. I will certainly be reviewing the works that you shared with us. . . and I really loved the quote from Ghandi, “The future depends on what you do today.” Thank you for your time, words of affirmation, and encouragement.

Lainey Feingold is a gifted presenter and artful negotiator. At her core, she brings heart, passion and a winning approach to the challenges of accessibility.

There is nothing like experiencing a key note speaker where the connection feels real. Lainey speaks on digital accessibility from her heart and that is evident in her presentations. Her speaking provides all that work in the disability profession a sense of relief that there are others out there that understand the work we do and the passion we have.

Audience feedback after keynote, Florida Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

There aren’t many people who know more about the disability and digital accessibility landscape than Lainey Feingold — so we were thrilled when she joined a fireside chat with LinkedIn’s Co-Founder to talk about the future of work. Lainey has a true talent to speak to both accessibility experts and novices alike and keep both audiences engaged and eager to learn more. The conversation was filled with rich insights, great answers to our burning questions, and a truly safe space for our employees to share their thoughts.

Rae Hinton, LinkedIn's Sr. Lead Accessibility Manager

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

Upcoming Speaking Events

  • Structured Negotiation Training @ Disability Rights North Carolina

    February 2, 2023

    Raleigh, North Carolina

Check out details of Lainey’s upcoming and past events

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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.