Media Advisory - AMI partners with NEADS to promote Scholarship program

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it has partnered with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to administer its annual scholarship program.

Entering its fourth year, the AMI Scholarship program has seen significant success and offered much needed financial assistance to students with a disability. In 2015, AMI will introduce the AMI Scholarship program to the French market and offer both bursaries to students with a disability. "Through our partnership with NEADS, we have the opportunity to grow the program and reach thousands of students with disabilities across the country," explains Peter Burke, AMI Vice-President of Marketing and Communications. "Furthermore, we recently launched our French channel, AMI-télé, last December so it's vitally important that we reach students with disabilities in our francophone communities. We're pleased to offer the AMI Scholarship program in both official languages for the first time in 2015."  

The AMI Scholarship program launched in 2012 and was created to further strengthen AMI's commitment to making accessible media for all Canadians. The program is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada planning to enroll or continuing to be enrolled in full-time studies in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school. In 2015 AMI will award two $5,000 bursaries to two deserving students with a disability; one from the English community and one from the French. The AMI Scholarship program launches on March 7, 2015 and concludes on April 30, 2015. Complete rules and regulations are available in English at www.AMI.ca/scholarship and in French at www.AMItele.ca/bourses.

For further information on AMI and its programs and initiatives, please visit www.AMI.ca or www.AMItele.ca.

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About NEADS
Since its founding in 1986, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada. For further information please visit: www.neads.ca

About Accessible Media Inc. 
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI's mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca

SOURCE AMI-télé

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; Frank Smith, National Coordinator, NEADS, (613) 380-8065 ext. 201, frank.smith@neads.ca

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