TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it has partnered with BBC to broadcast BBC Radio 4's In Touch program on AMI-audio and stream it on AMI.ca.
"We are very pleased to be working with BBC, an institution that shares AMI's corporate mandate to produce and deliver programming that improves the universe of relevant media for people with disabilities," explains John Melville, AMI Vice-President of Programming and Production. "In Touch is perfectly suited to our AMI-audio audience and we're thrilled to offer this program for the first time in Canada."
In Touch is a long-running radio program that airs weekly on BBC Radio 4. Host Peter White, who is blind, delivers news and information geared towards people who are blind or partially sighted. Some of the topics covered most recently on In Touch include the need for audible pedestrian signals, accessible healthcare and tandem traveling.
In Touch airs Saturdays at 8:30 am, 1 pm and 9 pm and Sundays at 11 am and 4:30 pm, EST on AMI-audio with parallel live streaming on AMI.ca. Check your local listings for the AMI-audio channels in your area.
For further information on AMI and its programs and initiatives, please visit www.AMI.ca.
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About Accessible Media Inc.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services: AMI-audio and AMI-tv, and a website (AMI.ca). A third broadcast service, AMI-télé, will launch in December 2014. Serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted, AMI's mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians.
SOURCE: Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
For further information: Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager, 800-567-6755 ext. 0971, [email protected]; Taylor Turner, Communications Coordinator, 800-567-6755 ext. 0977, [email protected]