Technology aids visually impaired children in Easter egg hunt

Easter Eggs that Sing: Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Showcases Inclusion in Annual Beeping Hunt.

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired recently hosted its annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt at the organization’s Academy Playground. This holiday tradition, supported by the South Florida Police Benevolent Association and Miami-Dade Police Department Bomb Squad, was a huge success with 45 students participating in the event. Each Easter egg emitted a beeping sound to help the blind and visually impaired students locate them, highlighting Miami Lighthouse’s mission of showing that “it’s possible to see without sight.”

President and CEO Virginia Jacko emphasized the importance of inclusivity for children with vision disabilities, who are often left out of traditional activities like Easter egg hunts. The Beeping Easter Egg Hunt allows both visually impaired students and those without vision disabilities to join in the festive tradition using their sense of hearing.

In addition to the egg hunt, students also received Easter baskets and had the opportunity to interact with a police robot during the event. The South Florida Police Benevolent Association and Miami-Dade Police Department Bomb Squad sponsored and assisted with the event to ensure all the beeping eggs were functional for the students at the Miami Lighthouse Academy.

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