TORONTO, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today the launch of the first annual AMI Scholarships as part of the non-profit organization's continuing mission to improve, increase and promote media accessibility for all Canadians.
Starting this fall AMI will award two $5,000 scholarships per year to qualifying individuals, one of which will be reserved for a student with a permanent disability.
"We felt this was a tremendous opportunity for AMI to further strengthen its commitment to making media accessible to all Canadians and encourage sighted and able-bodied youth to give serious thought to the challenges many of their peers face on a daily basis," explains Peter Burke, AMI Vice-President of Marketing and Communications.
Eligible students will be asked, in 500 words or less, to comment on this statement:
Please tell us how you think organizations can improve their accessibility and why this would be important for society.
The application deadline for this year's awards is less than a month away: on Tuesday, June 26 at 3 p.m. Eastern.
For further information and complete eligibility requirements, visit www.ami.ca and click on the AMI Scholarship button.
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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, AMI-audio, and a web site, AMI.ca. AMI serves more than five million Canadians who are blind or with low vision, 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.
For further information:
Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager
800-567-6755 ext. 0971, email@example.com
Andrea Ramos, Public Relations Coordinator
800-567-6755 ext. 0977, firstname.lastname@example.org