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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.

Listen to AMI-audio on television, stream our service online or download AMI-audio podcasts.

What AMI-audio does

AMI-audio produces a number of daily programs.

Kick your weekday mornings off with The Globe and Mail Today at 8 a.m. Eastern as Mike Ross and Corinne Van Dusen deliver news, editorials and business, sports and entertainment stories pulled from the latest edition of The Globe and Mail

Hosted by Anastasia Maclean and Michael Wile, listen to Maclean's Magazine weekdays at 9 a.m. Eastern for a selection of feature articles from the most recent edition of Maclean’s

Hosted by Hannah Tausz and Laura Kirker, listen to The Guardian Daily, weekdays at 10 a.m. Eastern, for a selection of feature articles from The Guardian, a British daily newspaper with a distinctly international outlook focused on politics, economics and environmental issues. On weekends at 10 a.m. Eastern, enjoy The Guardian Long Read, which delves into long-form Guardian pieces.

Veteran radio broadcaster Roger Ashby takes you into the pages of The Walrus on Voices of The Walrus, weekdays at 11 a.m. Eastern, and a chorus of vibrant voices brings to life essays, fiction, and poetry from some of Canada’s best writers. 

Tune in daily at noon Eastern for new episodes of Double Tap for discussions, lead by Steven Scott and Shaun Preece, on news, reviews and technology stories of interest to people who are members of the blind, partially sighted and disability community. 

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Eastern, join broadcaster Red Széll for My Life in Books with Red Széll, featuring one-on-one interviews with authors who discuss their life, works and three books that have resonated with them. 

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m .Eastern, it's AMI Audiobook Review. Hosted by Ramya Amuthan, Jacob Shymanski and Nisreen Abdel-Majid, AMI Audiobook Review lets you know about great new content in the audiobook realm with help from authors, listeners and regular contributors. 

Weekday afternoons at 4 p.m. Eastern, catch Kelly & Ramya for arts, entertainment and lifestyle information. Contributors from across the country share information on everything from finance to fashion and gaming. Plus, hear about the latest in audiobooks and accessible technology.

Weekends on The Washington Post This Week, on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. Eastern, veteran AMI narrator Matt Speirs reads a selection of the most thought-provoking perspectives published by the newspaper. Founded in 1877, The Washington Post has won multiple Pulitzer Prizes and is influential in shaping public opinion in the U.S. and abroad.

Join host Lawrence Gunther, on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, for Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther, which delves into outdoor news, environmental issues, reviews of outdoor tech and tips on exploring the outdoors with a guide dog. 

On Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Eastern, is Podcast Roundup. Amy Amantea, artist, actor and advocate for persons with disabilities, brings you highlights from the week’s AMI podcasts as well as introducing you to worldwide podcasts starring voices of the disability community.

AMI-audio presents the following podcasts with video on YouTube

Low Vision Moments
Part story time, part comedy, part awareness driven, the monthly Low Vision Moments with Jennie Bovard presents funny experiences that happen when you are blind or partially sighted.

Para Sport Update
From coast to coast to coast, join host—and Paralympian—Greg Westlake as he explores Canada’s para sports scene weekly and brings you the latest news from the world of adaptive sport.

Shaun of the Shed
Hosted by Double Tap’s Shaun Preece from his shed, Shaun of the Shed gives those new to the world of technology a helping hand with everything from using a screen reader or smart speakers to unboxing and starting up a new computer.

The Pulse 
Now entering its seventh season on AMI-audio, host Joeita Gupta leads a weekly in-depth discussion on issues impacting the disability community across Canada.

Tripping On Air
Fashion Dis host Ardra Shephard, along with Alex Hajjar, brings her confessional/informational blog, Tripping On Air, to the podcast airwaves where she spills the tea on what it’s really like to live with MS. Tripping On Air invites the cool kids of chronic illness to tune in, hang out, have a laugh, learn some tips, and above all, feel seen. 

We're in your community

Can't make it to the Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament? Wish you could attend White Cane Week festivities? We've got you covered. You can find us broadcasting live from a number of community events across Canada. Visit AMI-audio Live for a schedule of upcoming live coverage and let us know where you'd like us to go next! 

How can I listen to AMI-audio on demand?

AMI-audio content is available on a number of additional platforms. You can stream AMI-audio live on our website or on platforms like TuneIn Radio. Catch up with AMI-audio programs after broadcast by downloading shows as podcasts. AMI-audio programs are available on all major podcasting apps and platforms. Visit our "How To Access Podcasts" page for more information.

AMI-audio is also broadcast in basic cable on the Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) of CBC News Network.