Augmented Reality and Dyslexia: A New Approach in Teaching Students

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Karamanoli Persefoni and Avgoustos Tsinakos
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMATTECH)
Agios Loukas, Kavala, Greece

Abstract: In modern educational systems 3.5% of the students suffers from reading problems. Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disability that students present. It causes severe difficulty in reading and in general in language, that requires specific and specialized education. Since ICT’s have been implemented in school classes, the incorporation of them in dyslexics’ education can be accomplished easier. AR is an ICT tool that enables users to see and experience the real world mixed with various virtual objects, without losing the sense of reality. This tool can benefit dyslexic students and their educators since it can transform the learning procedure into more stimulating and entertaining. This paper consists a literature review focused on AR and its current and future incorporation in a modern education of dyslexic students, something that can provide opportunities for more interactive and joyful educational experiences. Finally, it presents a trial application that has been constructed for teaching six-year-old
students the Greek letter “τ” () and the results of its evaluation from educators.

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