TORONTO, June 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is thrilled to announce that season one of its series Employable Me, produced by Thomas Howe Associates Inc. (THA), has won a Rockie Award at the Banff World Media Festival. Employable Me received the Lifestyle Program Award in the Arts and Entertainment category at last night's ceremony.
Employable Me is a moving documentary series featuring job seekers who are determined to prove that having a physical disability or neurological condition shouldn't make them unemployable. The series provides an honest and emotional look at the challenges that individuals of varying abilities face in the job market. All episodes of Employable Me feature Integrated Described Video, where description is incorporated during the production phase, along with closed captioning making the series fully accessible.
"On behalf of all of us at AMI, congratulations to the folks at Thomas Howe Associates on this award and for producing such a compelling series," explains John Melville, AMI Vice-President of Programming and Production. "We knew Employable Me would resonate with the public on so many levels. Whether you're a job seeker, the parent of a child with a disability, or a potential employer, this is a series focused on perseverance, acceptance and inclusion. Season two is in production right now and we can't wait to share it with our audience."
Full episodes of season one are available to stream online at AMI.ca or on the AMI app, available through the Apple app store.
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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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