AR’s Accessibility for Children with Disabilities

One of the most popular features of our Augment Therapy app are virtual worlds. In these games, children explore fantasy settings such as “Castleton”, “Candyland”, and “Western Town.” No matter their physical limitations, kids can virtually fly, jump and run as they complete quests within the worlds.

These therapeutic activities allow them to practice physical movements while having fun escapes “outside” their drab hospital rooms. Being able to experience the world differently is just one of the benefits of Augmented Reality for children and adults with disabilities.

In a recent article in ARPost, the author, Gergana Mileva, lists the following inclusive advantages of AR technology:

  • Opportunity to Experience the World in a Different Way
  • Sensory Enhancement
  • Development of Social Skills
  • Communication Improvement
  • Capacity to Plan Better
  • Recovery From Severe Injuries
  • Chance to Be Better Understood

You can read the full article here:

We’ve also compiled research on the use of Augmented Reality in rehabilitation that you may find interesting:

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