Orlando man's early struggles with reading inspire augmented reality app to help children

Alfred Espidol built a cell phone from spare parts when he was still just a kid. He says it was pretty simple for him.

Learning to read was not so easy though. The 2015 University of Central Florida graduate says dyslexia that went undiagnosed until 9th grade, made school an awful experience.

Espidol says, "It was terrifying. Sometimes I would run out of the classroom or I'd just come home crying sometimes. It was bad."

Now, Espidol runs an Orlando tech company he co-founded with a college buddy. It's called Launchable. Their core product ties augmented reality technology to business cards. But he recently started a second company built around something a little more personal to him: Helping kids learn to read.

The News Station's Tom Johnson shows you how he's using that same augmented reality tech to change children's lives.


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