Egg-Citing Easter Celebration for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Miami: Beeping Egg Hunt Brings Community Together

Technology aids visually impaired children in Easter egg hunt

Miami Lighthouse Academy for the Blind and Visually Impaired hosted its annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt recently. The event, organized in collaboration with the South Florida Police Benevolent Association and Miami-Dade Police Department Bomb Squad, attracted 45 students who participated in the festive tradition. Each egg was equipped with a beeping sound to help visually impaired students locate them.

The aim of the event was to emphasize the organization’s mission that “it’s possible to see without sight.” Children with vision disabilities often miss out on activities like Easter egg hunts, but the Beeping Easter Egg Hunt allowed both visually impaired students and those without disabilities to join in together using their sense of hearing. In addition, students received Easter baskets and had an opportunity to interact with a police robot.

Virginia Jacko, President and CEO of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, expressed pride in hosting such events that promote inclusivity among children with disabilities. Steadman Stahl, President of the South Florida PBA, also expressed pride in sponsoring and supporting such events 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 Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, visit their website at

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