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Structured Negotiation book has lots of #a11y stories (+ November 15 event in Massachusetts)

From: Lainey Feingold <LF@LFLegal.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 08:47:52 -0700
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Friends — On November 15 I will be speaking at Harvard Law School about my new book, Structured Negotiation, a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits.  Info here: http://www.pon.harvard.edu/events/structured-negotiation-a-winning-alternative-to-lawsuits/ <http://www.pon.harvard.edu/events/structured-negotiation-a-winning-alternative-to-lawsuits/> All invited, and please share with anyone who might be interested

The Structured Negotiation book is about the strategy the blind community has used in the United States for two decades to achieve Talking ATMs, accessible websites and mobile apps, alternative formats, talking prescription labels and other accessible technology, all withOUT lawsuits.  Our first web accessibility settlement in the process was with Bank of America in 2000.  It was the first accessibility agreement in the United States, and the first to use WCAG (then 1.0). I have since negotiated 25 other web/mobile accessibility agreements.

More about the book here: http://lflegal.com/book.  Use discount LFLEGAL for a 10% discount off the list price on the publisher’s website: http://shopaba.org/negotiate16

The book tells the stories of the Bank of America negotiation and others, and of the people and the issues that have made Structured Negotiation such a successful strategy.  In addition to B of A, Walmart, CVS, Anthem, Inc., Major League Baseball, and the City and County of San Francisco are just a few of the organizations in the book that have traded the stress and expense of litigation for Structured Negotiation.  

The Structured Negotiation book is not just for lawyers:

"What a great resource – packed with useful information, legalese made readable, and it shares valuable insights on the way digital accessibility is (mis)understood by those outside our community of advocates and consumers. If you care about equal access to communications technology, get the book, read it, and share it widely. it will help you talk about a complex issue directly and positively.” — Sharron Rush, Founder and Executive Director, Knowbility

Structured Negotiation has a reach far beyond the legal world.  Imagine if routine business and design challenges were solved with a process that assumed the win-win outcomes described in this book. Lainey’s focus on cooperation, collaboration, and problem-solving points the way to a world designed for everyone. –Whitney Quesenbery – Director, Center for Civic Design; co-Author, A Web for Everyone | Designing Accessible User Experiences

Read more praise for Structured Negotiation here: http://www.lflegal.com/book/advanced-praise-structured-negotiation/

I welcome feedback about the book, and hope it is useful to everyone seeking to make the world a more accessible, usable and welcoming place!


Lainey Feingold
Law Office of Lainey Feingold
LF@LFLegal.com <mailto:LF@LFLegal.com>
Follow on Twitter <http://twitter.com/lflegal>

Now available from the American Bar Association: Structured Negotiation | A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits <http://lflegal.com/book>.
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