2022 Digital Accessibility Legal Update with Lainey Feingold
Free Webinar I Thursday, December 8 at 2 PM ET
What We'll Cover
A lot has happened in the digital accessibility legal space this year – have you kept up? Most recently, a new digital accessibility law was introduced in the United States Congress. If the law passes as written, it will result in digital accessibility regulations for both websites and software applications. Commercial providers who design, develop, and modify certain websites or applications are part of the proposed legislation.
The introduction of a U.S. accessibility law is just one of many accessibility legal developments in 2022. Others? The Department of Justice announced its intention to write web regulations for state and local governments. The DOJ and the EEOC issued important guidance about how to avoid disability discrimination when using Artificial Intelligence hiring tools. The United States Access Board is talking about kiosk accessibility regulations. And of course, there were new lawsuits, court orders, settlements, other government activities, and Structured Negotiations.
- Legal requirements impacting digital accessibility (primarily in the US, touching upon international requirements).
- Updates on major digital access court cases, laws, regulations, and settlements over the
past twelve months.
- Best practices for digital accessibility to stay ahead of the legal curve as defined by
industry leaders, court orders, and major settlements.
- Ethics in the digital accessibility legal space (centering disabled people and avoiding fear,
quick fixes, and shortcuts).
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. 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 as a consultant for Disability:IN, a non-profit working with Fortune 1000 companies on disability inclusion initiatives. Learn more on Lainey's website follow her on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.
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