STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Every spring, organizations across the five boroughs host a variety of Easter egg hunt celebrations. For children and parents with disabilities, actively participating in these fun and festive events is not always possible. An agency called City Access New York (CANY) noticed and is now working to change this.
CANY assists individuals with developmental and sensory disabilities to reach a maximum level of independence and integration into their communities and society at large through pre-vocational training, internships, supported and competitive employment, and social/recreational activities.
CANY is hosting the first-ever “beeping egg” hunt in Bloomfield from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Thursday, April 5, at the Commons Cafe. This event is an opportunity for both the blind/visually impaired and the sighted community to interact and learn from each other. Eggs have a small battery mechanism inside them, allowing them to beep, chirp or vibrate so the blind and visually impaired can actively participate.