New playhouse designed and built for blind or visually impaired - WDRB 41 Louisville News

New playhouse designed and built for blind or visually impaired children

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Blind preschoolers now have a new place to play in Louisville.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning to officially unveil a new playhouse. The playhouse looks like a school and includes air conditioning, a bell and measures to accommodate students who are blind or visually impaired.

Children will use the playhouse for outdoor education.

"It's extremely important for us to teach our kids to be children," said Heather Benson, director of development for VIPS. "They don't realize that there's something going on with their eyesight. It's what they've always known. So we don't want them to feel different. We want them to come here learn, have fun, make friends."

The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville designed, donated and built the playhouse.

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