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Q&A: AccessU 2022 Digital Accessibility Legal Update

taught by: Lainey Feingold

Session Summary

Digital Accessibility is a civil right of disabled people. Join author and disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold as she shares (without legalese!) what is happening right now in the digital accessibility legal space.


Watch this presentation in the Knowbility Learning Center

This class will offer the fundamentals of why accessibility is a civil right of disabled people and share up-to-date developments in the digital accessibility legal space relevant across the public, private, and education sectors.

This class is for everyone who wants to learn more about the intersection of law and digital accessibility It will lay the foundation and explore recent highlights of the digital accessibility legal landscape in the United States (with a brief dip into international law and policy). We'll talk about the ethical issues that impact the digital accessibility legal space and think about best practices to help your organization avoid a legal claim. Topics include lawsuits, Structured Negotiation settlements, court orders, and administrative actions. the 2022 Guidance from the United States Department of Justice will be discussed. Bring your questions about how the law impacts digital accessibility. They will be answered in a straight-forward presentation without legal jargon. This class 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. We'll even take out the crystal ball and consider where the law might be going next. No matter what role you have, key take-aways about the digital accessibility legal space will help you “put the law in your pocket” to advance digital inclusion.

Practical Skills

  • participants will understand why digital accessibility is a civil right of disabled people
  • Participants will discover how to talk about the law in a way that encourages compliance instead of fear
  • Participants will learn about Important current digital accessibility legal actions and new guidance from the US Department of Justice.