Egg-citing Accessibility: Miami Lighthouse Academy Hosts Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Visually Impaired Students

Technology aids visually impaired children in Easter egg hunt

The Miami Lighthouse Academy Playground recently hosted its annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt, which aimed to make the festive tradition accessible for visually impaired students. 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, highlighting the organization’s mission that “it’s possible to see without sight.”

Virginia Jacko, President and CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, expressed pride in organizing this event as children with vision disabilities are often excluded from traditional activities like Easter egg hunts. The Beeping Easter Egg Hunt allowed both visually impaired students and those without disabilities to partake in the festive tradition together using their sense of hearing. In addition to finding Easter eggs, the students also received Easter baskets and had an interactive experience with a police robot.

Steadman Stahl, President of the South Florida PBA, was proud to sponsor and support this event. He believed that it was important for all children to have equal opportunities to participate in activities like these. By collaborating with Miami-Dade Police Department Bomb Squad, early learners and elementary school students at Miami Lighthouse Academy were able to enjoy the excitement of finding Easter eggs. For more information about Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, visit their website at miamilighthouse.org.

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