Avoiding Common Legal Issues at Coding Schools (and Other Edtech Companies): Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act
If you operate a coding academy or provide almost any kind of educational program (whether face-to-face, online or hybrid) – regardless of whether you accept federal funds or participate in federal student aid programs – you are probably required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
This is the first of a series of posts on common legal and regulatory pitfalls that alternative education providers must proactively avoid. Today’s topic is avoiding sloppy or overly aggressive marketing.
So-called “coding boot camps” are a hot business idea these days. Companies that provide courses on coding serve an important social need, giving people the tools they need to get jobs in the digital economy. The programs vary greatly in duration and cost, and some use creative pricing models, like taking a cut of the student’s salary at their next job in lieu of upfront tuition.