Easter Egg Hunt for the Visually Impaired: A Unique Collaboration Between Miami Lighthouse and Police Departments

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 help 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.” Children with vision disabilities are often excluded from traditional activities like Easter egg hunts, but this year they were able to partake in the festive tradition together using their sense of hearing.

In addition to finding Easter eggs, the students also received baskets filled with candy and other treats. They had fun interacting with a police robot that was brought out for the occasion. Steadman Stahl, President of the South Florida PBA, expressed pride in sponsoring and supporting this 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 the excitement of finding Easter eggs. For more information about the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, visit their website at miamilighthouse.org.

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