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.
Of course, during the pandemic Lainey is delivering talks and trainings 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.
For the second year in a row, Lainey Zoomed into my Disability Access seminar to speak with my students about the ethical issues in the web accessibility space. The students loved their time together. She was clear and engaging, and facilitated a great discussion which continued for an hour after she left the class. Would highly recommend her to others for speaking engagements!
Lainey is an incredible teacher. She co-developed and taught a Continuing Legal Education program about using Structured Negotiation to achieve health care coverage for transgender people. Her generosity and expertise shone at every step of the process from developing & delivering the workshop to debriefing. I learned a lot and do my best to use it in day-to-day practice. She is a wonderful teacher.
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.