Technology aids visually impaired children in Easter egg hunt

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired recently held 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, saw 45 students participate in the event. Each Easter egg emitted a beeping sound to help the blind and visually impaired students locate them, emphasizing Miami Lighthouse’s mission of showing that “it’s possible to see without sight.”

The event was organized with inclusivity in mind, as President and CEO Virginia Jacko highlighted the importance of involving children with vision disabilities in traditional activities like Easter egg hunts. The Beeping Easter Egg Hunt allowed 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 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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