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Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer who works primarily with the blind and visually impaired community on technology and information access issues. She is nationally recognized for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements and for pioneering the collaborative advocacy and dispute resolution method known as Structured Negotiations. To learn more, please visit the about page.

In 2014 Lainey was honored with a California Lawyer of the Year award.

The most recent information posted on this website appears in the Recent News on this page. Earlier entries can be found by visiting the categories and archives pages, or by using the search feature.

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Talking ATMs – Fifteen Years of Accessible Banking

ATM headphone jack and signOctober 1, 2014 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the first Talking ATM in the United States. On this day in 1999 San Francisco unveiled the first accessible ATM in this country. Since then tens of thousands of Talking ATMs have been installed. Congratulations advocates!

Buying a Bitcoin ATM? Make Sure it’s Accessible

bit coinBitcoin ATMs are all the rage. But are they accessible to people with disabilities? The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that every ATM be fully available to people with disabilities. Bitcoin may be the currency of the future, but its infrastructure is being built today. Let’s make sure it is accessible to everyone.

Talking Prescription Labels Update – Summer 2014

prescription bottlesThree national pharmacy chains in the United States now offer talking prescription information for blind customers. This post has information about the Walmart, Walgreens and CVS accessible prescription initiatives. Please help us spread the word about the leadership role these companies have taken in making sure blind pharmacy customers can privately and independently access information about their prescription medications.

Information and Technology Access: July 2014 Legal Update

tool box This post is part of an occasional series about recent legal developments impacting technology and information access for people with disabilities. This update includes voting rights cases, talking pill bottles, suits about accessible websites and more.

Accessible Health Care Information from WellPoint (Blue Cross/Blue Shield)

word heathcare on computer keyboardDo you know who runs your Blue Cross, Blue Shield or Anthem health insurance company? Maybe it’s WellPoint, a company that has made a major commitment to the accessibility and usability of its digital and print information for its blind members across the country. Find out if your Blue Cross, Blue Shield or Anthem company is affiliated with WellPoint.

Structured Negotiations and Mobile Access

iphoneMobile accessibility is about making sure that applications, information and services on mobile devices are available to all users. Weight Watchers, Bank of America, Major League Baseball and WellPoint have all engaged in Structured Negotiations with the blind community to improve the accessibility of their mobile offerings. These companies deserve to be recognized.

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