Media Advisory - AMI-audio special focuses on the accessibility of some of the USA's most famous monuments

TORONTO, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it will air a two-part documentary exploring the accessibility of some of the most recognizable attractions in the capital of the United States.

AMI Goes to Washington captures the spirit of America's capital and takes listeners on a detailed journey through the city as AMI-audio staffers Paul Daniel and Joe Lamanna explore many of D.C.'s iconic monuments and experience first-hand how accessible they are.

"Washington is one of the most famous cities in the United States and home to some of the nation's key landmarks," says John Melville, Vice President of Programming and Production for AMI-tv and AMI-audio. "We wanted to create an experience for our audience and make them feel like they're on the ground in Washington, while keeping a focus on accessibility."

In part one, AMI goes inside The White House, The Capitol Building, The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Part two focuses on the accessibility of the Arlington National Cemetery, The Lincoln Memorial, Ford's Theatre and The African American Civil War Museum.

Joe Lamanna, Manager of National Programming for AMI-audio, is eager to share his experience. "We wanted to visit as many world famous sites as we could," he says. "Many of our audience members have only heard about or seen these amazing attractions in the news, and are unaware of the extensive details. Our goal is to bring them to life. Our experience at the White House was particularly memorable as we attended an event hosted by the President in the famous East Room."

Don't miss part one of AMI Goes to Washington on AMI-audio Sunday, July 6 at 7 and 10 pm Eastern Time followed by part two on Sunday, July 13 at 7 and 10 pm Eastern Time. Check your local provider or visit AMI.ca for the AMI channels in your area.

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About Accessible Media Inc. 
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast 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.


SOURCE Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)

For further information:

Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager
800-567-6755 ext. 0971, janis.davidsonpressick@ami.ca

Taylor Turner, Communications Coordinator
800-567-6755 ext. 0977, taylor.turner@ami.ca