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Visually impaired children get special Easter egg hunt

Visually impaired children get special Easter egg hunt

by Carolyn Holly

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Posted on April 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 11:45 PM

Easter egg hunts are so much fun and one being held tomorrow will be extra "noisy" and extra special.

These Easter eggs will "BEEP" !

The Qwest/CenturyLink Pioneers is putting on the event for children living with visual impairments.

Here's what the kids will find:  Easter eggs that are engineered with electronic circuit boards, batteries and telephone speakers that give out distinct beeping sounds.

The eggs' beeping technology was developed in 1964 by Charlie Fairbanks, a telephone engineer who wanted to create an audio ball for students to play with at the Colorado School for the Blind. His "beep ball" caught on immediately and has been modified over time by Qwest Pioneers to facilitate activities for the visually impaired across the United States.
 
Here are the details on this unique "Beeping" egg hunt:

Where: Garfield School
1914 S Broadway Ave Boise, ID
Boise, ID
 
When: Friday, April 22, 2011 at 1 p.m.
 
Have fun and thanks to Qwest/CenturyLink Pioneers for helping "everyone" have a fun Easter egg hunt.

Carolyn

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