TORONTO, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that its 24-hour broadcast reading service, AMI-audio, has secured four awards at this year's annual competition of the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS), which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday, June 8.
"We're honoured to be recognized, once again, by our peers associated with the IAAIS", says John Melville, AMI Vice-President of Programming and Production. "Our primary focus and company mandate is to make all media accessible to all Canadians and our stellar staff with AMI-audio take this into careful consideration with every story they pitch, chase and produce."
This year's AMI-audio winners are:
Program of the Year in the On Location category: "My Personal Journey to Israel and the Holy Land" produced by Diana Golts, with Executive Producer Paul Daniel.
Program of the Year in the Thematic Production category: "Where in the World Are We" produced by Michael Iantorno, Andrika De Lanerolle, Peter Argyropoulos, Diana Golts and Philip Agnello and voiced by Matt Speirs.
Honourable Mention in the Newspaper (up to an hour) category: "Sudbury/North Bay News" for November 9th, 2012, produced by Keith Paulin and Tracy Sanmiya.
Honourable Mention in the Magazine (up to an hour) category: "The Walrus" for the article Calgary Reconsidered, produced by Tony King, read by Bud Kofman, Fenella Lattey and Vincent Hall.
The IAAIS is a volunteer-driven membership organization of services that turn text into speech for people who cannot see, hold or comprehend the printed word and who may be unable to access information due to a disability or health condition. Since its formation in 1977, IAAIS has assisted, represented and set standards of good practice for audio information services worldwide.
For further information on programming available on AMI-audio, visit AMI.ca or check your local TV listings for the AMI-audio channel in your area.
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About Accessible Media Inc.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services: AMI-tv and AMI-audio and a website, AMI.ca. AMI serves more than five million Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, learning disabled, mobility or print restricted, or learning English as a second language by making print, broadcast and online media accessible.
SOURCE: Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
For further information:
Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager
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Andrea Ramos, Communications Coordinator
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