Technology aids visually impaired children in Easter egg hunt

This year, the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired held its annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt at their Academy Playground. The event, which takes place every year, is supported by the South Florida Police Benevolent Association and Miami-Dade Police Department Bomb Squad. A total of 45 students participated in the event, including both visually impaired students and those without vision disabilities.

The beeping Easter eggs were designed to help the blind and visually impaired students locate them using their sense of hearing. This emphasizes 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.

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.

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

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