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Accessible Media Inc. - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Accessible Media Inc.
1090 Don Mills Road
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M3C 3R6
(416) 422-4222 (Local)
(416) 422-1633 (Fax)
info@ami.ca
http://www.ami.ca

Brief Description

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast television services: AMI-audio and AMI-tv, and a website (AMI.ca). A third broadcast service, AMI-télé, will launch in December 2014. Serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted, AMI’s mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians.

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Geographic area served: Canada and USA.

Staff

Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager, (800) 567-6755
David Errington, President and CEO

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • AMI produces a Described Video (DV) Guide on a weekly basis. The DV Guide is a comprehensive list of most described television programming in Canada. Five days' worth of listings are available at all times. To access the DV Guide, visit ami.ca/dvguide or call the 24-hour, bilingual call centre toll free at 1-855-855-1144.
  • Audiodescription
    • Offers concise and unobtrusive description of the visual elements of a film or video product. Offers a large selection of described movies on video and audiocassette.
  • Reading Services
    • AMI-audio is an accessible television channel and online service offering a variety of compelling stories and engaging original content to Canadians who are blind, partially sighted or otherwise print restricted. Daily, a team of professional narrators present feature articles from top Canadian and international magazines, hourly information updates and excerpts from popular audiobooks. AMI-audio also produces a variety of original programs covering historical and current events, technology, entertainment and more.
  • Recreation Services
    • AMI-tv is the world's first network to broadcast all programs with described video and closed captioning. Hollywood movies, popular TV shows and original programs are broadcast into more than eight million Canadian homes. AMI-tv is included as part of the basic digital package from most television providers across Canada at no additional cost.
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