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This page tells you about Lainey Feingold’s scheduled talks. It also includes info about earlier talks. Visit the main speaking page to learn how to bring Lainey to your organization. Lainey speaks about how to solve problems without conflict using a method called Structured Negotiation. Lainey also talks to audiences about digital accessibility, ethics, and the civil rights of disabled people. Visit the testimonial page to learn what people say about Lainey’s talks.

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  • Digital Accessibility Best Practices (Experian NDEAM Webinar)

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


    In her role as the Disability:IN Digital Accessibility Resource, Lainey is glad to be part of Experian’s NDEAM events with this panel. Lainey will be presenting with Tom Foley, Executive Director of the National Disability Institute.

  • Disability Rights Florida Structured Negotiation Training

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


    Lainey loves sharing the stories and strategies of Structured Negotiation with the committed disability rights advocates and lawyers who are part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).  For this event she will spend three hours with the state-wide team at Disability Rights Florida.


  • 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)


    Lainey is looking forward to sharing digital accessibility best practices with the Penn State health community.  This event is presented by the Penn State Health Dauphin County Disability Business Employee Resource Group, Penn State Health’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Penn State College of Medicine.

2021 Completed

  • Digital Accessibility: Getting 2021 Off to an Inclusive Start (A Disability:IN program)

    January 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Eastern)


    This webinar is limited to corporate partners who are part of the Disability:IN Inclusion Works program. Contact Lainey with questions about bringing this type of webinar to your organization.

  • Conversation with Haben Girma, Author of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

    January 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Eastern)


    Lainey is excited to ask the questions during this session with disability justice lawyer, author, and international speaker Haben Girma. This session is part of Disability:IN’s Inclusion Works Conference and limited to Disability:IN partners enrolled in the Inclusion Works program.

  • Guest Speaker / Ruth Colker’s Disability Accessibility Class

    February 24, 2021 at 11:30 am (Pacific)


    Lainey loves talking with law students about digital accessibility, disability rights, and how to achieve results without being a shark. Be a dolphin instead!

  • Put the Law in your Pocket: Accessibility as a Human Right (Portland A11y + UX Meetup)

    March 16, 2021 at 5:45 pm (Pacific)


    Lainey’s looking forward to joining the accessibility champions of the Portland (Oregon) Accessibility and UX MeetUp. We’ll have a conversation about why accessibility is a human right and how everyone can put the law in their pocket to protect and advance that right.

  • Digital Accessibility: A Civil Right for disabled test-takers and others in the CPA community

    April 13, 2021 at 10:00 am (Central)


    Lainey is looking forward to speaking about digital accessibility with National State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Since 1908, NASBA has served as a forum for the nation’s 55 State Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 650,000 Certified Public Accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

  • Annapolis Book Event with Haben Girma

    April 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm (Eastern)


    Lainey will be asking the questions of disability justice lawyer Haben Girma, author of the wonderful Haben: the Deafblind Woman who Conquered Harvard Law. This event is free and open to the public. Read more about the book festival. Join us!

  • Customer Communications Virtual Summit: Accessibility as a civil right

    May 5, 2021 at 10:15 am (Pacific)


  • Digital Accessibility as a Civil Right: Legal Update for AccessU

    May 18, 2021 at 9:00 am (Central)


    Lainey’s glad to be back at one of her favorite digital accessibility conferences – Knowbility’s John Slatin AccessU. Join me for a 90 minute legal update – I’m looking forward to being able to speak at a slower pace than usual!

  • Digital Accessibility: A Crucial Ingredient of Ethical Civic Tech Design

    May 18, 2021 at 11:45 am (Eastern)


    Lainey’s glad to be part of this year’s DotGov Design Conference. Talking about ethics, accessibility, and civil rights to a community that can design those concepts into practice is one of her favorite things to do!

  • Accessibility Camp Bay Area 10th Anniversary GAAD event

    May 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm (Pacific)


    Hard to believe that Global Accessibility Awareness Day is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Lainey is glad to join the Accessibility Camp Bay Area for a look back on 10 years in the digital accessibility legal space…and a look forward to what might be next.

  • Best Practices for Accessible, Inclusive Communications

    May 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Eastern)


    Lainey’s excited to moderate Disability:IN’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day webinar with powerhouse speakers Claudia Gordon, Angela Hooker, and Shilpi Kapoor. Together we have 98 years of experience in the digital accessibility space! Join us for this free event.

  • The Digital Accessibility Legal Landscape – why it matters for developers (React Finland)

    September 2, 2021 at 8:00 am (Pacific)


    Lainey loves to speak with developers around the globe about their role as human-rights champions as they develop accessible online experiences. Gratitude to React Finland for inviting her to their annual gathering.

  • Digital Accessibility Matters for Continuing Ed for CPAs (Summit Presentation)

    September 14, 2021 at 12:35 pm (Central)


    This program is being offered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for providers (Sponsors) of continuing professional education (CPEs) for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). This is Lainey’s second program for NASBA, an organization that cares about digital accessibility for its community!



  • Guest Speaker: Harvard Law School Class / Diversity and Dispute Resolution

    January 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

    via web

    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.

  • Panelist: Rethinking Diversity, Reintroducing Disability

    February 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    UC Berkeley Career Center 2440 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720

    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.

  • Transatlantic Reflections on the Power of Technology for Inclusion

    February 22, 2019 at 11:00 am (Eastern)

    Zoom presentation for live gathering in Maryland

    Lainey will be part of a global panel and talk about her work on accessible technology using the collaborative tools of Structured Negotiation.

  • The Digital Accessibility Legal Summit: Legal Strategies in the Accessibility Space: Lawsuits, Structured Negotiation, and other approaches for ALL stakeholders

    March 12, 2019

    Los Angeles, CA

    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.

  • 2019 Digital Accessibility Legal Update at CSUNATC

    March 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Platinum 8, 1st Floor at the CSUN Conference in Anaheim, CA

    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.

  • Guest Lecturer: Columbia Law School Disability Rights Course

    April 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

    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!

  • Digital Accessibility Legal Update @ AccessU

    May 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Austin, TX

    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).

  • Digital Accessibility Legal Update @AccessU Online

    May 16, 2019 at 11:00 am (Central)

    Lainey’s glad to offer the legal update as part of the 2019 online version of AccessU.

  • Collaborative Tools for Digital Inclusion: Workshop in Basque Country, Spain

    June 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Vitoria Spain

    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.

  • National ADA Symposium: Structured Negotiation Workshop

    June 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Grapevine, Texas

    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!

  • National ADA Symposium: Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    June 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Grapevine, Texas

    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.

  • What’s New in the Digital Accessibility Legal Space @DisabilityIn Conference

    July 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Chicago, IL

    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

  • Workshop: “Who Gets to Create, Who Gets to Consume: Digital Media, Disability, and US Law”

    September 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Ohio State University

  • 2019 Lawrence Lecturer on Dispute Resolution @ Ohio State

    September 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Moritz College of Law @Ohio State University

    Lainey is honored to be delivering the annual Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.

  • How to Navigate the Galaxy of Accessibility Laws @ACCESS by 3Play Media

    October 3, 2019 at 10:35 am

    The Exchange Conference Center 212 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210

  • Merck Economic Impact Summit

    October 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

    East Brunswick, New Jersey

    Lainey will be a panelist on “Accessibility Matters: The Do’s and Don’ts from Industry Leaders”

  • #a11yTOConf

    October 25, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Toronto, Ontario

    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.

  • Haben Girma Book Reading (Haben in Conversation with Lainey)

    November 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Books, Inc. in Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Avenue

    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.

For talks prior to 2019, please see the speaking archives.

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