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Event What's Happening in the Digital Accessibility Legal Space
Type Webinar
Description This webinar will share recent highlights of the digital accessibility legal landscape in the United States. Topics include lawsuits, Structured Negotiation settlements, court orders, and administrative actions. Foundational laws and legal actions that support digital accessibility will also be discussed. What did the U.S. Supreme Court say about accessibility in the Domino's Pizza case? How might the recent settlement between Harvard and the National Association of the Deaf about captioning impact higher education across the country? Why has there been a 3000% increase in the number of web accessibility lawsuits filed in the United States over the past three years? What best practices can help your organization avoid a legal claim? Where could the law be going next? These questions and more will be answered in a straight-forward presentation without legal jargon. This webinar is designed for anyone interested in making the digital world accessible. This includes educators, policy makers, developers, designers, advocates, corporate and government champions, lawyers, and more. Inaccessible websites, mobile apps, kiosks, workplace software and other technologies prevent people with disabilities from fully participating in large swaths of the public or private sector, including higher ed and K-12. Digital accessibility is a civil right increasingly recognized across the globe. Come learn key take-aways about the digital accessibility legal space so you can "put the law in their pocket" to advance digital inclusion for all.
Start Date/Time 02-05-2020 1:30 pm
End Date/Time 02-05-2020 2:45 pm
Time Zone EST
Presenter Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer, an author, and a public speaker and trainer. She has worked in the digital accessibility legal space since the mid-1990s. Lainey's book about her work in digital accessibility is Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. It tells stories of how blind people and their lawyers use civil rights laws and collaboration to advance accessibility through relationship building and problem-solving instead of with conflict and expense. Among other issues, Lainey has also worked on Talking ATMs, accessible websites and mobile applications, talking prescription labels, and braille information. Lainey provides talks and trainings across the United States and around the world on collaboration, digital accessibility, and the civil rights of people with disabilities. She has been named an American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Rebel, an ABA Problem Solver of the Year, and twice a California Lawyer of the Year. More on her website at http://LFLegal.com and on Twitter at @LFLegal.
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