MEDIA ADVISORY - AMI-audio takes home gold in the Big Apple

TORONTO, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that its AMI-audio channel received a gold medal last night at the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards.  

AMI-audio was recognized in the History documentary category for a piece that aired on its Contact program entitled, "All Those Years Ago"; a special on the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in North America. The program was produced by Joe Lamanna, Paul Daniel and Michael Iantorno.

"This is a very proud moment for AMI-audio," says John Melville, Vice-President of Programming and Production at AMI. "To be acknowledged by our international peers at such a prestigious event is incredibly rewarding and further strengthens our commitment to produce unique, engaging, top-quality productions for our blind and low vision audience."

AMI-audio also took home the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award at the recent RTDNA National Awards Gala for an episode that aired on its Insights program focused on Disability and Sexuality in the LGBTQ community. The story was produced by Jason Vermes.

AMI-audio is an accessible television channel and online service offering a variety of compelling stories and engaging original content to Canadians who are blind, partially sighted or otherwise print restricted. Don't miss AMI-audio's lineup of Canada Day programming including an exclusive Stephen Leacock collection read by Breakfast Television's Kevin Frankish, Jennifer Valentyne and Frank Ferragine. Check your local listings for AMI channels in your area or visit for more information.

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About Accessible Media Inc. 
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI's mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians. To learn more visit and

SOURCE Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)

For further information: Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager, 800-567-6755 ext. 0971,; Taylor Turner, Communications Coordinator, 800-567-6755 ext. 0977,


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