Abstract—There is a growing interest in utilizing technology
tools such as augmented reality to support individuals with
disability in general and intellectual disabilities in particular.
Therefore, the purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness
of augmented reality technology in improving positive outcomes
of individual with intellectual disabilities. Following Arksey and
O’Malley and Kitchenham guideline, a meta-analysis of the
overall effect of augmented reality on individuals with
intellectual disabilities was conducted. Twenty-two studies were
considered to explore the effect of augmented reality technology
on the outcomes of individuals with intellectual disabilities. The
result of the majority of the studies indicated that augmented
reality technology was effective in improving positive outcomes
among individuals with intellectual disabilities. Hence, the
study offers the benefits of utilizing augmented reality
technology in special needs setting and could be a successful
technology among individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Index Terms—Technology, augmented reality, intellectual disabilities, meta-analysis.
Fatima Muhaidat and Maisoun Abu-Joudeh are with the English Department, The Hashemite University, Jordan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com).
Wafa Alashkar and Ashraf Kan'an are with the Educational Science Faculty, Irbid National University, Jordan (e-mail: Wafaalashkar@yahoo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Malek Jdaitawi is with the Department of Self Development, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Belal Rabab'h is with the Department of Math, Science and ICT education, Bahrain Teachers College, Bahrain (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Elham Hussein is with the English Department of Language and Translation, Al Ain University, UAE (e-mail: email@example.com).
Feras Talafha is with the Community Service Deanship, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Fatima Muhaidat, Wafa Alashkar, Malek Jdaitawi, Maisoun Abu-Joudeh, Elham Hussein, Belal Rabab'h, Ashraf Kan'an, Feras Talafha, "A Meta Analysis on Augmented Reality Application for Individuals with Intellectual Disability," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 970-976, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).