TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today the winners of its 2013 AMI
Scholarship program. The program, which launched in 2012, is open to
Canadian students planning to enroll or continuing to be enrolled in a
diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school. Two
scholarships valued at $5,000 are awarded annually, one of which is
reserved for a student with a permanent disability. To be considered
for this scholarship, each student is required to submit a 500-word
mandatory essay on a topic related to accessibility. This year's topic
focused on the importance of making mass media accessible to persons
"The results of the 2013 AMI Scholarship program exceeded our
expectations", explained Peter Burke, AMI Vice-President of Marketing
and Communications. "We saw an increase of more than 140% in the total
number of entries as compared to last year and the thought and
creativity that went into the essays was truly impressive."
The winners of the 2013 AMI Scholarship program are Gillian Murch of
Orillia, Ontario and RuiLin Guo of Barrie, Ontario. Gillian, who has
low vision, is working towards her Honours Bachelor of Commerce,
Business Administration at Lakehead University, Orillia campus and
RuiLin attends the University of Western Ontario where she is pursuing
her Honours Degree in Business Administration.
"The purpose of launching the program was to raise awareness of the
challenges that people with disabilities face on a regular basis where
accessing media is concerned," continued Peter. "These are day-to-day
activities that most of us take for granted and we're so pleased that
our winners truly grasped the subject matter and were able to
articulate what that meant to them on a very personal level."
The 2014 AMI Scholarship program will launch April 1, 2014 and potential
applicants are encouraged to visit www.ami.ca at that time for complete details.
For further information on AMI and its programs and initiatives, please
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
two broadcast services: AMI-audio and AMI-tv, and a website (AMI.ca),
AMI's mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians.
SOURCE: Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
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