Legal and Ethical Considerations Regarding the Integration of Assistive and Educational Technology for Students with Disabilities: Perspectives from the United States of America

  • Joseph John MorganEmail author
  • Kristopher H. Yeager
  • Sarah J. Murphy
  • Tracy Griffin Spies


The availability of assistive and educational technology to support the academic, behavioural, and social-emotional outcomes of students with disabilities in United States public schools continues to increase. As such, educational professionals are seeking evidence-based methods for providing students with disabilities increased access to information and learning using these technologies. As the proliferation of these technologies continues, it is important that school leaders consider both the legal and ethical requirements for technology use with culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities. This chapter will review these legal and ethical principles as they apply to public education in the United States, and will discuss a conceptual framework for ensuring culturally relevant and appropriate assistive and educational technology integration. Implications for practice will be discussed.


Assistive technology Students with disabilities Legal and ethical requirements CALD students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph John Morgan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kristopher H. Yeager
    • 1
  • Sarah J. Murphy
    • 1
  • Tracy Griffin Spies
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NevadaLas VegasUSA

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