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Beeping Easter eggs beckon children to an afternoon of fun

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - It's time for the big Easter egg hunt at the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind here in Tucson.

Visually impaired children had no problem finding the beeping Easter eggs on Wednesday.

The annual event is put on by the volunteer group, Qwest Pioneers.

It's made possible because of the Easter eggs are not your usual empty plastic eggs.

They contain circuit boards, batteries and telephone speakers so they can emit a beep, beep, beep.

That way visually impaired students can share in the fun of finding eggs too.

Each students gets to trade an egg for an Easter basket.

Some visually impaired students says this makes up for other experiences they've had. 

"I couldn't find anything because I couldn't see. So I would usually come home with nothing.  And this one, everyone gets something.  And so they're beeping and we can hear them. And we can hear them and find one and so I really like it," says seventh-grader Chris Able.

And, like Chris, high school junior Tim Newberry is grateful to the volunteers who put on the event.

"I just think it's cool that the fire department and Qwest, and whoever else comes out here, actually comes out here to do this with pretty cool.

After the Easter egg hunt, a good old fashioned barbeque, making for a very nice way to end the school day.   

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