Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) Announces Fall Television Lineup
TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) today
launched its fall 2011 line-up with ground-breaking and informative
programming targeted to people living with disabilities. Airing on
The Accessible Channel, also known as TACtv, two inspirational
programs, Accessibility in Action and A Whole New Light, explore the latest technological options and opportunities for those
with disabilities. Both shows feature real-life stories and
testimonials that show how new disability solutions that are making a
difference and helping people's lives.
"AMI is proud to announce the launch of these two illuminating
programs," says AMI President and CEO David Errington. "Both of these
ground-breaking shows will connect with viewers on a very personal
level supporting AMI's aim to create, advocate, collaborate and enable
accessibility to all media."
TACtv is a national English language, audio-described, closed-captioned,
basic HD digital TV specialty service. Licensed by the CRTC, TACtv is
part of the basic digital package of TV programming. Available across
Canada, TACtv broadcasts TV programs from conventional and specialty TV
services and foreign-rights holders for people who are blind, with low
vision, deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Accessibility in Action - See Episode Guide and previews of what's
coming up at www.ami.ca.
Accessibility in Action is a thirteen-part series that focuses on inspirational stories and
demonstrations of how accessible technology makes life easier, more
convenient and in some cases, changes lives.
The series, which was uniquely shot and directed with descriptive video
embedded directly into the program, features interviews and profiles of
athletes, artists, celebrities and political and business leaders who
have refused to be labelled disabled and prospered. Accessibility in Action also goes into the field showing real-life features of people using
technology to enhance and improve their lives and explores topics of
disability rarely discussed, from raising blind or deaf children to
living on limited incomes.
Studio-based and 30 minutes long, the show is hosted by Gemini
award-winning broadcaster Joanne Smith on a bright and colourful,
hi-tech set. In each episode, three topics are introduced featuring
guests with inspirational stories and demonstrations of the latest and
greatest in assistive technology devices and aids. Episodes range in
content covering such topics as career, food and financial advice,
accessible workspaces, entertainment devices and cultural experiences.
A Whole New Light
A Whole New Light is a one hour special report exploring the scientific, medical and
therapeutic treatments which are helping to improve quality of life for
people with vision loss. Airing this fall, this special report is
broken into segments that reveal the latest methods to treat a variety
of eye conditions associated with vision loss. Told through personal
stories and anecdotes, the report looks at a variety of areas,
including: research, surgery, implants, and experimental therapies.
Through the human face of vision loss, viewers relate to the stories
told on screen that represent actual progress as well as the potential
for medical and scientific breakthroughs in the field.
In addition, this fall AMI will be airing a number of other programs new
to TACtv, including:
All in the Family
Are You Afraid of the Dark
Battle of the Blades
Da Vinci's Inquest
Dan For Mayor
Heartland Season IV
Kenny vs. Spenny
La Femme Nikita
North of 60
Touched by an Angel
About Accessible Media Inc. www.ami.ca
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.
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