AMI: What we do
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. AMI operates three must-carry broadcast channels: AMI-audio and AMI-tv in English and AMI-télé in French and its services are included as part of a basic digital package from most television providers across Canada at no additional cost.
AMI-audio: Made for listening
AMI-audio is an accessible television channel and streaming 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 several daily live programs focused news of the day, technology insights, community events, lifestyle issues, health and 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-audio content is available as podcasts through all major podcasting apps and platforms.
AMI-tv: For an accessible world
AMI-tv is a national English language television channel licensed by the CRTC as part of the basic digital package offered by cable systems and satellite direct-to-home services. AMI-tv was the first channel in the world to broadcast all content with open format described video for individuals who are blind or partially sighted, in addition to closed captioning for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. AMI-tv entertains, informs and empowers people of all abilities with a variety of original content, as well as shows and movies from conventional and specialty television services, broadcast in an accessible format.
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 and only French language station to broadcast all content with open described video serving people who are blind or partially sighted. The network offers a selection of varied programming including popular television series, classic movies, children’s favourites and original programming. It is available with a basic digital package from most television providers.
What we believe
AMI is a media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
Establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal.
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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