Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) to Broadcast the Premiere of the Documentary A Whole New Light

Showcasing breakthroughs in improving life for people with vision loss

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - AMI is announcing the broadcast of   A Whole New Light, a one-hour special report exploring the scientific, medical and therapeutic treatments that will help to improve quality of life for people with vision loss. Told through compelling personal stories and anecdotes you won't soon forget, this special brings viewers the latest research, surgeries, implants and experimental therapies and does so in a way that is both enlightening and inspiring.

"A Whole New Light is the kind of current special report our viewers should expect from us," says John Melville, VP of Programming & Production at AMI. "AMI not only brings entertaining Television series and movies with open described video and closed captioning, but also information-rich documentaries. That's why we are so excited about A Whole New Light. It documents four unique people with vision loss, as well as their friends and family who want the best for them."

A Whole New Light will premiere on The Accessible Channel- TACtv on Sunday, December 4 at 9 p.m. Eastern, and will be repeated Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

"A dynamic point of A Whole New Light," says Melville. "Is that viewers meet people with vision loss and follow them as they learn about the latest advances towards restoring their sight. It's a documentary full of human emotion and the intrigue of scientific, medical and technical breakthroughs. It's also a look at the possibilities for the future of improving life for people with vision loss."

For more information about A Whole New Light and where to find TACtv, please visit

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About Accessible Media Inc. 

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services, VoicePrint and The Accessible Channel - TACtv, and a companion website ( AMI serves more than five million Canadians who are blind, deaf, vision, hearing or mobility impaired, learning disabled, print-restricted or learning English as a second language by making print, broadcast and online media accessible.


For further information:

Georgina Blanas, Director, Government, Public and Affiliate Affairs 
800-567-6755 ext. 0981,

Andrea Ramos, Public Relations Coordinator                                
800-567-6755 ext. 0977,​ 


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