The Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix put a unique spin on an old tradition Saturday morning with a beeping Easter Egg hunt for children with visual impairments.
The 102 year old non-profit agency hosted a variety of events for children with and without visual disabilities Saturday at its central Phoenix location near Northern Avenue and 12th Street, including face painting, bag and egg decorating and the ever-popular “bounce house.”
But the main event was the one-of-a-kind beeping Easter Egg hunt, in which children of all ages used the sound of the beeping eggs to guide them to candy filled eggs. Even kids without impairments could participate as long as they wore a blindfold.
“We strive to make it just like any other typical event,” said Steve Pawlowski, the federation’s communications and business development director. Organizers are constantly attempting to find ways to make certain events and activities more accessible to children with visual impairments, Pawlowski said.