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Easter Egg Hunt Emphasizes Inclusivity for the Blind and Visually Impaired, With Help from South Florida Police Department and Miami Lighthouse Academy Playground

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Technology aids visually impaired children in Easter egg hunt

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.”

President and CEO Virginia Jacko highlighted 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.

During the event, students also received Easter baskets and had the opportunity to interact with a police robot. 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.

For those interested in learning more about the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, visit their website at miamilighthouse.org. Copyright 2024 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.

By Samantha Nguyen

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