AMI's Latest Advance in Making Media Accessible to All
TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is pleased
to announce today a major programming update to better serve consumers
who listen to our award-winning VoicePrint service; the world's largest
broadcast reading service making local, national and international news
and information accessible.
Effective Monday, October 3, 2011, VoicePrint will be moving from one national feed and four regional
feeds to the much more convenient two feeds, East and West.
"This move is in direct response to what our listeners are telling us,"
says John Melville, AMI VP, Programming and Production. "They greatly
enjoy VoicePrint's terrific lineup of programming that features
volunteers across the country reading and recording current articles
from leading newspapers and magazines. These stories are then
broadcast on digital cable and satellite and also made available
on-demand at www.ami.ca."
"We're sure our new approach to delivering VoicePrint will please our
current listeners and help us attract new ones with an improved mix of
national, regional and local community content. After all, part of our
mandate is to serve as many Canadians with vision- and
print-restrictions as possible in the way that best meets their needs,"
As of October, programming will include a mix of national and regional
content, depending on where the listener is located. Canadians living
in Manitoba and west through to British Columbia will receive the
Western VoicePrint feed while those living in Ontario through to the
Maritimes will receive the Eastern feed. The changes are being made to
enable improved delivery of regional content to VoicePrint listeners as
the service adds informative and entertaining program content.
"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners at Canada's
cable and satellite providers who are working so diligently partnering
with us to make a seamless transition from five feeds to our two new
East and West feeds," says David Errington, President and CEO of AMI.
"They've played such a key role throughout the years in helping us make
media accessible and their role should be applauded as we move into
this next stage of improving VoicePrint's service," adds Errington.
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.ca). 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. www.ami.ca
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