- Lainey Feingold’s upcoming speaking events
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- Lainey Feingold’s 2019 speaking events
- Lainey Feingold’s 2018 speaking events
- Lainey Feingold’s speaking archives (prior to 2018)
- Links to recorded talks and presentations
[Please note that links to completed speaking events may no longer be active if the event sponsor has removed details of past events.]
Advocates need all available tools to convince organizations of the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its critical role in creating an inclusive society – both online and in the built environment. Lainey will be leading an online workshop to share the tools of Structured Negotiation, an effective and ethical advocacy strategy with a twenty-five year successful track record.
Join Lainey for this free webinar on everything that is happening in the digital accessibility legal space. Lawsuits, settlements, best practices, ethics and more!
Lainey’s presentation at the annual Inclusion Works meeting is titled “Digital Accessibility Quick Bites: Procurement, Legal Issues, Resources.” Read more about the Inclusion Works program, an offering of Disability:IN.
First digital accessibility legal update webinar at 2020. It’s free! Thank you to the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation in the College of Design at Georgia Tech for sponsorship
It’s 2020 and it’s my 20th year attending CSUN. I’ve been offering the legal update for many years, and this year I’m glad to be sharing the 40 minutes with disability rights lawyer Tim Elder. Join us!
Excited to join Kerrie Holleman (Microsoft), Catherine Watterson (Microsoft), Jeff Wissel (Fidelity), Eric Wright (Booz Allan Hamilton) for this panel in the Microsoft Suite. We’ll be talking about best practices for purchasing accessible technology with learnings from experience and the Accessible Procurement Toolkit from Disability:IN.
Big thanks to the volunteers at A Future Date Conference for gathering up Spring accessibility events cancelled due to Covid-19. Watch the recorded session of the Digital Accessibility Legal Update.
My gratitude to Lucy Greco for inviting me to participate in her keynote conversation about the importance of involving disabled people in all aspects of an organization’s digital accessibility program. Watch the recording of this conversation about adding people with disabilities to your workforce.
Digital accessibility, including accessible documents, has never been more important than in an era when so much of our world is virtual. Lainey’s happy to be sharing the digital accessibility legal update at Crawford Technology’s Summit.
This gathering will give ADA Symposium attendees a chance to meet Haben Girma in advance of her keynote presentation the next day.
I’m excited to be returning to the ADA Symposium and offering this three hour workshop on collaborative skills to advance ADA compliance.
Two hours for the digital accessibility legal update at this wonderful conference. Yay!
Lainey’s excited to be part of AccessU’s switch to a virtual conference this May due to the corona virus. Her talk is part of an online deep-dive into accessibility learning with committed advocates for an inclusive digital world.
Lainey is glad to moderate this panel with industry leaders from Microsoft, Fidelity, and Booz Allen Hamilton to talk about best practices for accessible procurement. Perfect topic for the day before Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).
Lainey’s looking forward to being part of this Global Accessibility Awareness Day conversation with Chancey Fleet and GAAD co-founders Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon.
Lainey is looking forward to this conversation with Lucy Greco during this 3Play Media Global Accessibility Awareness Day free virtual event.
Another US lawyer recently spoke about the “scorched earth litigation approach” to disability rights enforcement in the US. I appreciate this UK-based web-tv show inviting me to talk about something different! Also on Facebook Live.
Glad to be participating in this conversation with my friend and accessibility champion Sharron Rush of Knowbility. Free (but still need to register) and sponsored by the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.
Lainey dedicates this talk to Joseph Karr O’Connor, friend and WordPress accessibility advocate, who died earlier this year. In 2014 I wrote a story about Joesph and the generosity of the WordPress accessibility community.
Lainey is excited to return to #ID24 on a panel with her friends and web accessibility champions Lucy Greco of UC Berkeley and Stewart Hay of Intopia (Australia). Join us as we discuss the common themes in accessibility team building and championing, accessibility marketing, and accessibility lawyering!
This is the second year Lainey has been invited to present to David Hoffman’s class at Harvard Law School. Lainey will talk with the students (several from outside the United States) about Structured Negotiation, representing disabled clients, and how lawyers can best serve the disability community.
A free event that includes the trailer screening of “Crip Camp” by filmmaker and disability rights activist James Lebrecht followed by a panel discussion about disability history, identity, rights, and movements with Lebrecht, Denise Sherer Jacobson, Cathy Kudlick and Lainey.
Lainey will be part of a global panel and talk about her work on accessible technology using the collaborative tools of Structured Negotiation.
Lainey will be leading a discussion at this inaugural summit on digital accessibility law. The legal landscape has changed drastically in the past three years. How can lawyers representing all parties make sure the digital accessibility legal space is ethical and focused on problem-solving? How can we do this without compromising (i) the rights of disabled people to use all available tools to enforce hard-fought civil rights and (ii) the rights of technology owners to use statutorily provided legal defenses. Let’s talk about smart practices for all stakeholders.
This will be Lainey’s 19th year attending the CSUN conference. She has been presenting most years since 2001, and has been doing the legal update many of those years, beginning in approximately 2004.
Lainey will be speaking via webinar about Structured Negotiation to Columbia Law School’s disability rights course taught by Liz Emens. Law Students deserve to learn about options other than being a shark!
Lainey will have 1.5 hours for the digital accessibility legal update at the annual John Slatin AccessU Conference. She will repeat the session on Thursday May 16 at 2:00 and also offer it as part of AccessU online (see next listing).
Lainey’s glad to offer the legal update as part of the 2019 online version of AccessU.
Lainey is grateful to the Association of Collaborative Law of Basque Country for the opportunity to share ideas about using collaborative tools like Structured Negotiation to help close the digital divide by increasing accessibility.
Join Lainey for a deep dive into the collaborative tools of Structured Negotiation in this three hour workshop for disability advocates. Gain skills that can help resolve disability claims without run-away costs, stress, and negative publicity. This will be a hands-on workshop with practical tools that Symposium attendees can bring to all types of advocacy efforts — including workplace conflicts!
Lainey’s popular digital accessibility legal update designed for Symposium attendees. Current cases, Structured Negotiation and advocacy, government activity will be shared. We’ll talk about the role of the law in making the digital world accessible and best practices for baked in accessibility. Come learn how to put the law in your pocked to advance disability rights.
Lainey is excited to be attending her first DisabilityIn conference and presenting the digital accessibility legal update tailored to organizations committed to diversity and inclusion. This session is sponsored by Microsoft and will be moderated by Jessica Rafuse, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Corporate External Legal Affairs
Lainey is honored to be delivering the annual Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.
Lainey will be a panelist on “Accessibility Matters: The Do’s and Don’ts from Industry Leaders”
Excited to join friends and colleagues to talk about ethics in the digital accessibility legal space. Part of a “curated playlist of talks, focused on digital accessibility” in Toronto.
Lainey is honored to be asking the questions (and taking audience questions) at Haben Girma’s book reading in Berkeley. Haben and I will talk about her wonderful book, Haben: The Deafblind Woman who Conquered Harvard Law.
Speaker on MCLE panel, Practicing as a Disability Rights Attorney. Lainey will share her experience as a solo-practice lawyer with Berkeley Law students. She will tell stories of two decades of Structured Negotiation — negotiating complex civil rights cases with organizations including Walmart, Bank of America, the City and County of San Francisco, and Major League Baseball, all without lawsuits.
Lainey will share her experience as a disability rights lawyer practicing Structured Negotiation with Professor David Hoffman’s Diversity and Dispute Resolution class. The importance of making sure people with disabilities are included in negotiations and mediation — with needed accommodations and accessibility — is critical to a truly inclusive process.
Accessibility is a civil right. Welcome the new year with this free webinar where we will go over the basics of accessible technology, explore best practices for inclusive technology, and become familiar with the legal foundations for accessibility. This webinar is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, a member of the National ADA Network, and TransCen, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving education and employment success of youth and young adults with disabilities.
Discussion about Structured Negotiation with the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution Collaborative Law Committee. Lainey has written about the close relationship between Collaborative Law and Structured Negotiation. The toll free dial-in number for the call is: 866.646.6488. The Conference Code: 2360398078
Lainey will speak during the Tennessee Association of Mediators bi-monthly call about Structured Negotiation for Mediators: Twenty Years of Complex Dispute Resolution without Lawsuits. Read what mediators have said about Lainey’s book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits.
An introduction to Structured Negotiation for members and friends of the Nashville Bar Association.
Lainey will take a deep dive into Structured Negotiation with lawyers and advocates from Disability Rights Tennessee, a state wide organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities in Tennessee. The elements that have made Structured Negotiation a successful dispute resolution strategy — including negotiating qualities of patience and trust — will be explored through both presentations and hands on exercises.
Lainey will return to her alma mater as a guest speaker on disability rights and technology.
Lainey will be offering the Digital Accessibility Legal Update three times at this year’s CSUN conference. See linked post for times and locations. This will be one session repeated, so everyone who wants to know what is happening in the digital accessibility legal space can. Please note that two of the sessions are not on the conference calendar, so please spread the word.
Join Microsoft lawyer Sue Boyd and Lainey Feingold as they talk about best practices for digital accessibility that keep pace – and outpace — current legal developments in the accessibility space. Please note that this session is not listed on the conference calendar, so please spread the word!
Too often disability is left out when mediators and other peacemakers talk about diversity, inclusion, and civil rights. Lainey is exciting to be doing this session with three disabled disability rights lawyers — Robyn Powell, Deepa Goraya, and Debra Patkin. Together we will explore the intersection of dispute resolution and disability, including best practices for communicating with deaf and blind lawyers, parties and neutrals; Website and document accessibility; accommodation policies; disability issues in collaborative (family law) practice; accessibility issues in Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), language and disability awareness; Structured Negotiation and other successful DR strategies for disability rights claims; issues for disabled mediators; and marketing mediation and legal services to the disability community.
Join Lainey Feingold and disability rights/health care lawyer Andrés Gallegos for this webinar sponsored by the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. Registration information will be posted when available. Lainey and Andrés will share their experiences representing the disability community in Structured Negotiation on a variety of health care issues including accessible clinics, web and mobile accessibility, and talking prescription labels. Participants will learn tools for resolving complex health care issues without litigation.
Lainey’s glad to be going back to Knowbility’s wonderful AccessU conference in Austin with a full ninety minutes for the digital accessibility legal update. Come learn to make sense of the legal landscape and put the civil rights of disabled people at the core of your accessibility work, no matter what your role.
Lainey will join Knowbility’s Sharron Rush, and Microsoft’s Wendy Chisholm to kick off the 2018 AccessU conference with a conversation about the past and future of accessibility and how the notion of eldering can help ensure continuity and support for people in all stages of their accessibility careers.
The AccessU digital accessibility legal update for people unable to come to Austin!
Access to healthcare information, technology, programs, services and facilities is an issue of critical importance to the disability community. Without accessibility, confidentiality and privacy is compromised. Accessible health care technology issues include talking prescription labels, accessible medical records, accessible websites and mobile applications, video remote interpreting (VRI) and kiosks in hospitals and doctors offices. Come explore best practices for these issues and learn what advocates (and lawyers) are doing in the accessible health care space.
Structured Negotiation is a highly effective strategy for resolving disability rights claims without the conflict and run aways costs that go along with filing a lawsuit. This session is for advocates, consumers, and lawyers. It will offer practical tools for working with government agencies, the private sector, and schools and universities in a way that builds relationships and produces long-term results. Lots of stories and examples from Structured Negotiation’s track record of improving access in the digital space for more than two decades.
Lainey will be presenting remotely at this system-wide conference of the University of Massachusetts campus. Her talk is titled: “What’s Law got to do with it? Accessibility as a civil right of UMass students, faculty and staff.” Lainey is doing this webinar in honor of her parents, both of whom graduated from the University of Masachsusetts in 1954.
Join Lainey for a legal update designed for web developers, designers, and accessibility professionals. Part of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) 2018 webinar series.
Lainey is thrilled to be doing this workshop with accessibility evangelist Shawn Henry at the Better by Design conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In this interactive workshop, Shawn and Lainey will share the tools of consensus decision making and structured negotiation they have worked with for many years. These tools, reflecting principles embedded in design thinking, can be used in work situations with teams, project leaders and clients to advance accessibility and achieve other personal and workplace goals.
Lainey is glad to be part of this inaugural online conference of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution’s Task Force on Relational Practices. The conference theme is “I can relate! Skills, Ideas, and Models for Engaging Differences.” A perfect fit for Structured Negotiation, which Lainey will be talking about with Louise Phipps Senft, author of “Being Relational: The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction and Lasting Change.
Lainey is excited to be part of an evening event in Sydney during her trip to Australia in October focused on disability and human rights. Lainey will be sharing the stage with Alastair McEwen, Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, and Rosemary Kayess, Interim-Director of the University of New South Wales’ Disability Innovation Institute, and member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This event is run in conjunction with the Sydney Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup, and features as a part of the Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance’s Digital Accessibility Awareness Week. It is sponsored by Telstra, UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and Intopia.
A half day workshop offering the tools of Structured Negotiation for anyone seeking to advance accessibility with less conflict and more problem-solving. Interactive and experiential (and fun!), participants will learn practical skills for working cooperatively to make the digital world usable and accessible to everyone.
Lainey is thrilled to be returning to Australia to present a conference keynote at A11yCamp Melbourne. A11y (short for Accessibility) Camp Melbourne is Australia’s premier conference on accessibility and inclusion. Stay tuned for the full conference schedule. Lainey will also be presenting a Workshop at A11yCamp, listed separately on this page.
Lainey will spend October 23 and 24, 2018 in New Zealand on a visit sponsored by the Blind Foundation of New Zealand. On the 23rd she will lead a workshop with members of the Foundation’s Accessibility Tick Programme, an initiative to help New Zealand organizations become more accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities. Lainey thanks Jason Kiss, web accessibility advocate in NZ, for making the connections that led to this visit!
Lainey is excited to meet dispute resolution colleagues at this informal gathering with the Resolution Institute of New Zealand
Testing is a key component in an accessibility program that sticks. In the words of the organizers, this Symposium is peer reviewed, published, open, interactive and original. Lainey is excited to welcome participants to this event in a talk designed to remind everyone of the civil rights component that infuses every role in accessibility.
Join Lainey for this annual update of the current state of the digital accessibility legal space. Digital accessibility is a civil right of disabled people. Whatever your role, you can put the law in your pocket to help make the digital world more inclusive. Lainey’s 2017 legal update was one of 3Play Media’s top 5 accessibility webinars that year.
Join Lainey at Seattle’s Accessibility and Inclusive Design MeetUp where she’s share insights from the legal accessibility space in her talk, “Put the Law in your Pocket: Accessibility Legal Update for Digital Accessibility Professionals.”
Lainey is excited to do a continuing legal education presentation at Microsoft, a global accessibility champion. She will provide a fast paced look at the current digital accessibility legal landscape and for predictions of what’s next. Court orders, legislative and regulatory efforts, and collaborative settlements will all be discussed. Digital accessibility is a civil right; yet fear of the law is not a good motivator. Lainey believes that Microsoft’s multi-dimensional approach to accessibility is the best way to stay ahead of the legal curve.
For talks prior to 2018, please see the speaking archives.
Links to Lainey’s recorded talks and presentations
When Lainey’s presentations are recorded she posts the links here. For radio, tv interviews and podcasts, visit the media page of this website.
- May 21, 2020: 3Play Media’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day program: The Second “A” in GAAD – Raising Awareness about the Need for Digital Accessibility
- May 21, 2020: Deque’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day ‘After Party’ with Lainey, Jennison Asuncion (GAAD co-founder) and Jonathan Thurston, Head of Accessibility at Atlassian.
- May 20, 2020: Disability:IN GAAD panel on accessible procurement
- May 14, 2020 [NOTE: Available only to paid attendees of AccessU; password required]: AccessU 2020 Digital Accessibility Legal Update
- April 23, 2020: Watch the recorded session of Lucy Greco’s conversation with Lainey and Ted Drake about adding people with disabilities to your workforce.
- From April 21, 2020: Watch the recorded session of the Digital Accessibility Legal Update from A Future Date Conference.
- What’s Happening in the Digital Accessibility Legal Space, February 5, 2020 webinar sponsored by Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech
- Highlight video of Structured Negotiation and Digital Accessibility Training in Basque Country Spain [English] (June, 2019). This video is available in Spanish on the Association of Collaborative Law of Basque Country’s website.
- Final 2018 Digital Accessibility Legal Update, a 3Play Media webinar with transcript (November 2018)
- New Zealand Blind Foundation, Auckland New Zealand 10 minute highlights and interview from Dreams, Fears, and Cookies: Baked in Accessibility with Lainey Feingold (October 2018)
- Keynote Delivered at ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium [begins at minute 23:24] (Arlington, VA November 2018)
- Highlight Reel of A11yCamp Melbourne (Melbourne Australia October 2018)
- Legislation, Policy and Practice for Digital Inclusion Panel Discussion, with Alastair McEwin – Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner & Rosemary Kayess – Interim Director of the UNSW Sydney’s Disability Innovation Institute, and Lainey Feingold. (Sydney Australia October 2018)
- Accessibility Eldering panel at AccessU with Sharron Rush and Wendy Chisholm (May 2018)
- Structured Negotiation Book Talk at Baruch College bookstore, New York City. Sponsored by the Baruch College Computer Center for the Visually Impaired, the American Foundation for the Blind, and the Accessibility NYC MeetUp. (October 2017)
- Quinnipiac / Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop Speaker Series: Negotiating for Equality: Two Decades of Structured Negotiation (October 2017)
- Chicago Digital Accessibility and Design MeetUp: What’s Law Got to Do with it? Access as a Civil Right (October 2017)
- 2017 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility Cases for 3Play Media (September 2017)
- Putting Accessibility Law in your Pocket: the Digital Accessibility Legal Update for ADA National Network (August 2017)
- Lainey Feingold’s training webinars for the Legal Aid Association of California (January, June 2017)
- What is Compliance? Using the Law to Frame Accessibility as a Civil Right (June, 2017 presentation during Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24) online training.)
- Structured Negotiation: Effectively Resolving Legal Disputes without Needing Lawsuits (video of February 2017 presentation to students at Osgoode Law School, Toronto, Canada
- Web Accessibility Legal Trends in Higher Education & Enterprise (October 2016 webinar for 3Play Media)