Augmented Reality As a Working Aid for Intellectually Disabled Persons For Work in Horticulture

No 4/2015, December
pp. 31-37

Benda, P., Ulman, M. and Šmejkalová, M. (2015) “Augmented Reality As a Working Aid for Intellectually Disabled Persons for Work in Horticulture”, AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 31 - 37, ISSN 1804-1930.


The main focus of this article is to verify experimentally the possibility of using Augmented Reality as a platform for display educational materials in the field of horticulture in the real world for people with intellectual disabilities. Experimental verification was attended by eight people with varying levels of mental disability. The educational material was presented to the research participants in the form of a video, which was accessible via Wikitude platform based on the specific GPS coordinates. To find and display the content, participants used iPad2 and Android tablet devices. Despite the great potential of Augmented Reality technology, on the basis of undertaken studies it is still not possible to recommend this type of education for people with intellectual disabilities.


Accessibility, Augmented Reality, intellectual disability, horticulture.


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