A bomb technician dad from Alabama has used his expertise to make it possible for blind children to take part in an Easter egg hunt — using beeping eggs.
David Hyche, who is currently a special agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), developed the technology nine years ago, after his then-four-month-old daughter went blind.
Hyche placed a transmitter inside plastic eggs, which then let off a high-pitched beeping sound. Hyche has now passed on the idea to the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind in Birmingham. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Blind children in Birmingham, Alabama, have celebrated Easter early by hunting for plastic eggs that let off a beeping sound. They trade the eggs in for candy.
2. Bomb expert David Hyche put a transmitter in a plastic egg so his daughter could join the fun.
Hyche told WBRC:
With my daughter, one of her first phrases was, “I do it myself.” She wants to do it by herself and most of these kids want to do that too.
It’s logical for people who are explosives investigators. It’s just a battery, beeper and a switch… pretty simple.
3. Hyche (pictured) came up with the device when his daughter turned blind nine years ago.
4. The father has shared his idea with the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (pictured) this year.
Giggling and running around the playground at Brimingham’s regional center, the blind children filled baskets with Hyche’s beeping eggs, before trading them in for candy.
Tamara Harrison with the Alabama Institute said:
We love to give the opportunity for our children with disabilities and their families to come out and have the same opportunity as everybody else does.
5. A dad creates a beeping Easter egg for his blind daughter.
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