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Sukstorf, Elizabeth. “Augmented Reality in Education: Supplementing the Textbook for Learning Disabilities.” Honors Undergraduate Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2022.
The current primary school education system in America is focused on equity instead of equality. Classrooms are based on routines that follow a ‘one size fits all’ mantra regarding learning styles and strategies. While this has sufficed, technology has opened doors to challenge this by providing educational tools to students in ways that are unique to each individual. The implementation of such technology has been slow, in ordinary circumstances. Now picture students with unique circumstances, such as a learning disability. Technology can help such students to encourage and enable them to learn in ways that are geared towards their learning disability. By using augmented reality, textbooks can be redesigned to include audio and kinesthetic elements to make learning more interactive and unique for students with learning disabilities.