TORONTO, Dec. 8 /CNW/ - December 2010 marks the 20th anniversary for VoicePrint, a national media service dedicated to bridging accessibility opportunities for blind, low vision and physically-disabled Canadians from coast-to-coast.
VoicePrint is the world's largest broadcast reading service, converting print media into audio recordings daily, through the efforts of over 600 volunteers and rebroadcasting the news and information nationwide on cable, satellite and online.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), formerly the National Broadcast Reading Service, is attentive to inclusion for all Canadians in their daily lives. As a multi-media organization, AMI acts on the Canadian Broadcast Act mandate, "that programming accessible by disabled persons should be provided within the Canadian broadcasting system as resources become available for the purpose."
AMI recently participated in the United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an opportunity to share in the message and promotion of accessibility and inclusion in the daily workings of life for everyone.
"We are an informational society, basing a great deal of our knowledge and understanding of what's happening around us from many news sources. AMI is motivated by its commitment to make all media accessible to all Canadians," said David Errington, President and CEO.
"For those impacted and concerned, AMI can be a new model media organization that creates, advocates, collaborates, and enables accessibility to all media in Canada," continued Errington.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary, AMI has created an audio documentary: 20 years of VoicePrint.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a non-profit, multi-media organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all Canadians through opportunities to share in daily media activities. AMI operates VoicePrint and The Accessible Channel-TACtv (www.accessiblemedia.com).
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Peter Burke, Vice President, Marketing & Programming