Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians.
AMI-audio: Made for listening
AMI-audio is an accessible television channel and online service offering a variety of compelling stories and engaging original content to Canadians who are blind, partially sighted or otherwise print restricted.
AMI-audio produces two daily live programs, hosted by seasoned broadcast professionals. Each show features news of the day, technology insights, current events, lifestyle issues, health as well as information directly affecting the blind and partially sighted community. AMI-audio also records and curates a selection of feature articles from top publications read by a team of professional narrators.
AMI-tv: Television that includes everyone
AMI-tv is a national English language television channel featuring open described video and closed captioning. Licensed by the CRTC, AMI-tv is part of the basic digital package of TV programming offered by all cable systems and satellite direct-to-home services. AMI-tv boasts a lineup of original programs as well as shows from conventional and specialty TV services that are broadcast in an open described, closed captioned format for people who are blind, low vision, deaf or hard of hearing - a world first!
In December 2014, AMI launched its third broadcast service, AMI-télé, to serve francophone Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing. AMI-télé is the first French language television station to broadcast all content with open described video and closed captioning, and is available with a basic digital package.
What we believe
AMI believes in an inclusive society in which media is accessible to all Canadians.
AMI’s goal is to be a world leader in accessibility, from the way we regard our customers to the employees we hire. It is the driving force behind the way we operate our business with the end purpose of making a difference and leaving a positive impression through all of our touch points.
The AMI culture is defined by the following core values:
AUTHENTICITY – We do what we say. We are accountable for our actions. We are real with everyone.
EMPOWERMENT – We have the confidence to act, make mistakes, learn and grow.
INCLUSION – We work collectively to achieve our goals by supporting, listening and enabling all to contribute.
INNOVATION – We recognize and celebrate creativity, imagination and critical thinking.
PASSION – We are driven to do our best every day with determination and enthusiasm.
STEWARDSHIP – We accept accountability and responsibility for our resources, our audience and each other.
Our core values are the fundamentals that govern all aspects of our business. They play a significant role in the way we interact with each other, with our customers, our partners and vendors, and the means by which we conduct employee recruitment and retention.
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