2023 Digital Accessibility Legal Update with Lainey Feingold
Thursday, November 30th and Thursday, December 7th at 2 PM ET
Join us for our 2023 Digital Accessibility Legal Update with Lainey Feingold! This year's legal update will be split into two parts. Below is a description of what will be included in each part.
Part One will share the latest information about what is happening in the United States in a straightforward way designed for everyone. Part Two will offer a snapshot of global law and policy and will offer strategies for staying ahead of the legal curve wherever you are. Lainey will also share ideas from her 25+ years in the digital accessibility legal space about how to talk about the law in a way that supports accessibility without fear.
You only need to register once to get access to both Part One and Part Two of this year's legal update.
Current legal requirements impacting digital accessibility across the globe and resources for keeping up.
Updates on major digital access court cases, pending laws, and regulations, government actions, and settlements in the United States over the past twelve months.
Best practices to stay ahead of the digital accessibility legal curve and for talking about the law.
Ethics in the digital accessibility legal space (including centering disabled people and avoiding fear and shortcuts).
Register for the Webinar:
You only need to register once to be registered for Part One and Part Two of the webinar. You will receive a confirmation email with details for logging into the sessions. This two-part webinar will be hosted on Thursday, November 30th and Thursday, December 7th from 2 pm - 3:00 pm ET. Convert your time zone. The sessions will be recorded and available for replay.
3Play Media is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible virtual event for all participants. We will provide live captioning and ASL interpretation for both Part One and Part Two of the webinar. For questions about other accommodations or needs, please contact email@example.com.
Part One Overview:
Thursday, November 30th at 2 PM ET
United States digital accessibility law and policy
Digital accessibility is a civil right of people with disabilities, and a lot is happening in the digital accessibility legal space in the United States. Potential new accessibility laws are pending in Congress. Potential new regulations have been introduced by federal agencies. Using existing law, these same agencies offer guidance about accessibility – including AI (Artificial Intelligence) tools, health tech, higher ed, and more. State governments are passing laws and writing policies impacting digital accessibility.
On the ground, disabled people, both with and without lawyers, use existing laws to advance inclusion in the digital space. Lawsuits are filed, judges make decisions, and accessibility settlements are negotiated. We must pay attention to the new developments, and we must not wait for them.
Part One of this year’s Digital Accessibility Legal Update will share the latest information about what is happening in the United States in a straightforward way designed for everyone.
Part Two Overview:
Thursday, December 7th at 2 PM ET
Global accessibility law and policy snapshot, staying ahead of the legal curve, and accessibility convincing with the law in your pocket.
The digital accessibility legal space is not just about the United States. Treaties, laws, and policy across the globe increasingly recognize that digital accessibility is a human right of disabled people. No matter where you are or where you do business, understanding law and policy, both in the United States and around the world, can help advance accessibility initiatives. And can help you stay ahead of the law.
Part Two of this year’s 3Play Media’s Digital Accessibility Legal Update will offer a snapshot of global law and policy and will offer strategies for staying ahead of the legal curve wherever you are. Lainey will also share ideas from her 25+ years in the digital accessibility legal space about how to talk about the law in a way that supports accessibility without fear. (Hint: you don’t have to be a shark!)
About the Speaker:
Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer who has worked in the digital accessibility space since 1995. She is also an author and international speaker. Lainey, along with her blind clients and co-counsel, helped negotiate the first web accessibility agreement in the United States more than twenty years ago. She has worked with dozens of companies on their accessibility initiatives since that time. Lainey is the author of Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits (2nd Edition 2021). Her book shares stories and strategies from twenty-five years of collaborations and relationship-building to help create an inclusive digital world.
Lainey has been named a Legal Rebel and problem solver of the year by the American Bar Association and has twice received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award — all for her work in digital accessibility and Structured Negotiation. Lainey is a thought leader on both Structured Negotiation and digital accessibility and serves on the Board of Directors for Teach Access.