Three year-old Adah Wahl spent Wednesday afternoon gathering eggs at the Linwood Recreational Center in Wichita. But unlike most Easter eggs, the eggs Adah’s collected beeped.
This Easter egg hunt was for visually impaired children that find it difficult to see the regular small colored eggs. AT&T partnered with Wichita’s Parks and Recreation department to develop eggs that make a beeping sound, making it easier for children with limited vision to participate in Easter games.
That makes a big difference for someone like Adah, who is legally blind.
“She’s having a blast,” Says Adah’s grandmother Jana Genter. “It’s really exciting to see her have this much fun.”
This was the third year the city has scheduled the event that also includes games and food for the children. Organizers say this Easter egg hunt gives visually impaired children a moment to enjoy being a kid, just like everyone else.
“When you get to see those kids’ faces that have never gotten to hunt for Easter eggs, and they finally get to participate, it’s just wonderful,” says Cheri Jones, a volunteer from AT&T.