WEB EXTRA: Beeping Easter egg hunt for the visually-impaired

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) — The wind and rain didn’t slow down the folks with Clovernook Center for the Blind and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad from hosting their first-ever Beeping Easter Egg Hunt at Willow Park Friday morning.

The idea came from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad Sergeant Judson Maxwell who had been looking for a way to make a visually-impaired Easter Egg Hunt a reality after reading an article in a trade magazine.

The Easter eggs used for the hunt have a device internally that makes a repetitive beeping sound which allows visually-impaired people to track down the eggs.

Clovernook Communications Skills Instructor Stephanie Jones says these kinds of opportunities for inclusion are invaluable for the visually-impaired.

“The big thing is, we’re breaking down the barriers on what’s keeping them separate from everybody else. Out here, they’re all the same. They’re all just kids,” said Jones.

To learn more about Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, click here.

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