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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