TORONTO, June 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Why are you blind? Do you ever use your disability to skip the line? What's wrong with your face? Can you have sex? They're the questions we're sometimes afraid to ask. But they are asked—and answered—on You Can't Ask That.
Debuting Thursday, June 20, at 9 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv, the eight-part documentary You Can't Ask That, from Pixcom Productions, confronts prejudices and breaks down societal taboos in an authentic and relatable way. Each week, Canadians with disabilities—whether they are blind, wheelchair users, little people or have a physical or neurological condition—read questions from an anonymous public out loud before answering them. Looking directly down the camera lens, the answers may be funny, serious or sad, but they are delivered honestly and candidly.
"After the successful launch of Ça ne se demande pas on AMI-télé, we are excited to bring You Can't Ask That to English-language audiences," says John Melville, Vice-President, Programming and Production, AMI-tv. "We know viewers will find the participants' answers moving and enlightening and, perhaps, will re-examine the way they think of themselves and others."
In Episode one, viewers meet participants from across the country who share their challenges, frustrations and benefits related to being wheelchair users. Future instalments of You Can't Ask That explore blindness, little people, facial differences, Down syndrome, Tourette syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In keeping with AMI's mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, You Can't Ask That utilizes Integrated Described Video (IDV) to make episodes accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.
Season one episodes of You Can't Ask That air Thursdays at 9 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv beginning June 20. The series can be watched post-broadcast on demand at AMI.ca or via the free AMI-tv App.
About Pixcom Productions
Founded 32 years ago, Pixcom Productions is a private communications company based in Montréal, Canada. As one of Canada's major independent producers of television programming, Pixcom has a reputation for creating first-class factual, scripted, variety, kids, and magazine programs which have garnered praise and a host of awards. Pixcom's series are seen by audiences in Canada and around the world, and are known for their high production & entertainment values, integrity, and thorough research.
AMI-tv is the world's first television network to broadcast all programs with open format described video for individuals who are blind or partially sighted and is broadcast daily into more than eight million Canadian homes as part of the basic digital cable package with most service providers. AMI-tv is committed to broadcasting a variety of content with a focus on accessibility and inclusion.
About Accessible Media Inc.
AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI's vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca.
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