June 21, 2024

Beyond Sight: The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Hosts Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for All Children

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Technology aids visually impaired children in Easter egg hunt

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired recently hosted its annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt at the organization’s Academy Playground. With the assistance of the South Florida Police Benevolent Association and Miami-Dade Police Department Bomb Squad, 45 students participated in the event. Each egg emitted a beeping sound to help the visually impaired students locate them, emphasizing the organization’s mission that “it’s possible to see without sight.”

According to Virginia Jacko, President and CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, children with vision disabilities are often excluded from traditional activities like Easter egg hunts. The Beeping Easter Egg Hunt allows both visually impaired students and those without disabilities to partake in the festive tradition together using the sense of hearing. In addition to the egg hunt, the students received Easter baskets and had the opportunity to interact with a police robot.

Steadman Stahl, President of the South Florida PBA, expressed pride in sponsoring and supporting the event to ensure that all beeping eggs were fully functional. This collaboration allowed early learners and elementary school students at the Miami Lighthouse Academy to enjoy

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