AMI introduces new TV listings service for Canadians who are blind

TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - In a continuing effort to make media accessible to all Canadians, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today the launch of its Described Video TV Guide (DV Guide).

The first of its kind, the Described Video (DV) Guide is a comprehensive list of most described television programming across Canada. The DV Guide was developed in conjunction with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC's) Described Video Working Group and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), to build awareness of described video programming and enable blind or low vision customers to plan their television viewing.

"This truly is a ground-breaking service for our blind and low vision customers who are looking for TV programming information. Housing it in one central location, and including all of the broadcasters, will make it more convenient and accessible," explains Peter Burke, AMI Vice-President of Marketing and Communications.

The DV Guide was built and is maintained on a daily basis by Accessible Media Inc. (AMI). Five days of TV listings are provided at all times and may be sorted by time, network or show. Step-by-step instructions and several accessibility options are available.

Customers may access the DV Guide by visiting www.ami.ca/dvguide or by calling the 24-hour, toll-free call centre at 1-855-855-1144.

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About Accessible Media Inc. 
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services, AMI-tv, AMI-audio, and a web site, AMI.ca. AMI serves more than five million Canadians who are blind or with low vision, deaf or hard of hearing, learning disabled, mobility or print restricted, or learning English as a second language by making print, broadcast and online media accessible.

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For further information:

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

Andrea Ramos, Public Relations Coordinator                                
800-567-6755 ext. 0977, andrea.ramos@ami.ca​


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