Video Relay Service Launch

  • Authored on October 17, 2016

Learn more about VRS, Video Relay Service, the new communication service that is now available in Canada for the deaf community. All Canadians who use sign language or who want to communicate over the phone with a sign language user will now be able to through the new internet-based service through computers, tablets and smartphones.

Season 5Episode 7

Keywords: Accessible Media, AMI, AMI This Week, Video Relay Service Launch, VRS, communication, service, deaf community, deaf, sign language,
Sue Decker, Dave Brown

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AMI This Week October 17, 2016

  • Authored on October 17, 2016

On this week's episode of ATW we attend the official Canadian launch of Video Relay Service, meet spoken word poet Brandon Wint, and Edmonton's Wade Brown introduces his new segment Blind Justice.

Season 5Episode 7

Keywords: ATW, Accessible Media Inc., AMI This Week, VRS, Video Relay Service, Brandon Wint, poet, Edmonton, Wade Brown, Blind Justice, law

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Parenting With Shawn Marsolais

  • Authored on October 14, 2016

Shawn Marsolais gives an update on raising her two-year-old son as a mom with no vision.

Season 1Episode 5

Keywords: Accessible Media, AMI, ATW Weekend Edition, Shawn Marsolais, Parenting, Mother, disability, inclusion, vision loss, Grant Hardy, Blind Beginnings, executive director

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Food Truck Party

  • Authored on October 14, 2016

Natalie Chavarie started one of Halifax’s first food trucks in 2012. She helped create a food truck community in the city, which gathers together four times a year at food truck parties.

Season 1Episode 5

Keywords: Accessible Media, AMI, ATW Weekend Edition, Natalie Chavarie, Halifax, Food Truck, Food Wolf, Nova Scotia, streetfoodapp.com

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Mr. Mike's

  • Authored on October 14, 2016

A group of Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse and bar franchises in western Canada offer large print and braille menus. Wade Brown visited their Red Deer location to check them out!

Season 1Episode 5

Keywords: Accessible Media, AMI, ATW Weekend Edition, Steakhouse, franchise, Western Canada, Canada, braille meun, braille, Wade Brown, Inclusion, Red Deer

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Easter Seals Drop Zone 2016

  • Authored on October 14, 2016

Meet Kyle Humphrey at Easter Seals’ Drop Zone fundraising event as he rappels from the top of a high-rise building. Money raised at the signature event supports individuals with disabilities including summer camps and access to mobility aids.

Season 1Episode 5

Keywords: Accessible Media, AMI, ATW Weekend, Easter Seals Drop Zone, Kyle Humphrey, fundraiser, support, disabilities, summer, camp, money, high-rise, Easter Seals

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AMI Inside: Guide Dog Users of Canada

  • Authored on October 14, 2016

AMI Inside travels to London, Ontario to cover the Guide Dog Users of Canada 2016 Annual General Meeting and Conference. We chat with guide dog users, learn more about guide dog schools and share helpful tips related to canine health and well being.

Season 3Episode 2

Keywords: Accessible Media, AMI, AMI Inside, Guide Dog Users of Canada, Greg Thompson,Irene Mathyssen, Fanshawe, Canada's NDP, Lynn and John Morrison, Devon Wilkins, Senior Constable Rob Wilson, Windsor Police k9 Unit, Sara A. Hawe, Global Pet Foods, Dr. Karen Lucas, Southside Animal Clinic London, Jim Dugan, Leader Dogs For The Blind, Laraine Locklin, Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind, Lisa Derleth, Guiding Eyes For The Blind

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ATW Weekend Edition October 14, 2016

  • Authored on October 14, 2016

On this episode of ATW: Weekend Edition we check out the Easter Seals Drop Zone in Ottawa, Wade Brown orders off a braille menu at Mr. Mike’s in Edmonton, and Shawn Marsolais shares her experiences as a mom living with vision loss.

Season 1Episode 5

Keywords: ATW Weekend Edition, Easter Seals, Drop Zone, Ottawa, Edmonton, Wade Brown, Braille, Mr. Mike’s, food, restaurant, Shawn Marsolais, parenting

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AMI Inside: Vision Quest

  • Authored on October 12, 2016

Join us in Edmonton, Alberta for Vision Quest – a one day forum that connects leading scientists with those living with vision loss and their families. We discuss new and exciting research surrounding retinal implants and gene and stem cell therapies.

Season 3Episode 1

Keywords: University of Alberta Department of Ophthalmology, Stem cell research, Retinal Implants, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Vision Quest Edmonton Alberta, Macular Degeneration, Ocular Gene Therapy, Inherited Retinal Disease, Stargardts, Choroideremia, Orcam, Aroga Technologies, Dr. Ian MacDonald, Dr. Matthew Tennant, Dr. Paul Grewal, Dr. Davis Plemel, Dr. Steven Lapere, Mary Sunderland, Ted Allison, Gerry Chevalier.

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Rally Point Retreat

  • Authored on October 11, 2016

After serving in the military for 34 years, Bob Grundy has created a sanctuary for fellow veterans with PTSD in Sable River, Nova Scotia.

Season 5Episode 6

Keywords: Accessible Media, AMI, ATW, Rally Point Retreat, Rob Grundy, sanctuary, veterans, PTSD, Sable River, Nova Scotia, Laura Bain

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