The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired recently held its annual Academi Playground Easter Egg Hunt. This holiday tradition, sponsored by the South Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Bomb Squad, saw 45 students participate in the event. Each Easter egg emitted a beep to help blind and partially sighted students locate them, highlighting the Miami Lighthouse’s mission to show that β€œit is possible to see without sight.”

President and CEO Virginia Jacko emphasized the importance of inclusivity for children with visual impairments, who are often left out of traditional activities like Easter egg hunts. The Easter Egg Hunt allows both visually impaired and blind students to join in the holiday tradition by using their sense of hearing.

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 the Miami-Dade Police Department Bomb Squad sponsored and assisted in the event to ensure that all the egg whistles were functional for the students at Miami Lighthouse Academy.

For those interested in learning more about the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, visit their website at Copyright 2024 by VPLG – All Rights Reserved.

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