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AMI This Week

AMI This Week is a weekly magazine show with a distinct community focus, sharing events and interesting stories from coast to coast.

AMI This Week

AMI This Week is a weekly magazine show with a distinct community focus, sharing events and interesting stories from coast to coast.

  • AMI This Week December 21, 2020

    AMI This Week December 21, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer meets a girl from Red Deer, Alberta, who has created a mental health magazine to remind teens they don’t have to face their struggles alone. Then, Grant Hardy chats with the team behind AMI’s new Emergency Series.

  • Aille Design

    Aille Design

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Alex Smyth talks accessible fashion with founder of Aille Design, Alexa Jovanovic.

  • AMI Emergency Series

    AMI Emergency Series

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Grant Hardy chats with the team behind AMI’s new Emergency Series, which will help viewers prepare for various emergencies.

  • Sophia Lia

    Sophia Lia

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer meets a 15-year-old girl from Red Deer, Alberta, who has created a mental health magazine to remind teens they don’t have to face their struggles alone.

  • Makings of a Guide Dog

    Makings of a Guide Dog

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    This new project follows Lawrence Gunther as he documents the over ten-month journey of matching with, and training, a new guide dog.

  • AMI This Week December 14, 2020

    AMI This Week December 14, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain interviews Dave Carragher, of Blind Man Cooking, about his business and virtual cooking classes. Then, Grant Hardy chats with a family about their autism support dog and how he’s changed their lives.

  • Blind Man Cooking

    Blind Man Cooking

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain interviews Dave Carragher, of Blind Man Cooking, about his business and virtual cooking classes.

  • Kyle Garfield

    Kyle Garfield

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Grant Hardy chats with a family in Prince George, B.C., about their autism support dog, how he’s changed their lives, and how they’re giving back to the community.

  • MentorAbility

    MentorAbility

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Victoria Nolan interviews Lisa Livingston from the March of Dimes and Amy Widdows from the Ontario Disability Employment Network about MentorAbility, a program that matches employers and mentors with people in the disability community seeking employment experience.

  • Forest Therapy

    Forest Therapy

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Alex Smyth heads to the woods to learn about the health benefits that nature can provide. Speaking with experts in outdoor therapy and forest bathing, he uncovers the science in nature.

  • AMI this Week December 7, 2020

    AMI this Week December 7, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain interviews Rick Hansen, one of Canada’s greatest accessibility advocates. Then, Victoria Nolan connects with Keya Osborne and Ben Akuoko about Black Voices United, a new online peer group for Black professionals who are blind or partially sighted.

  • Rick Hansen

    Rick Hansen

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain interviews one of Canada’s greatest accessibility advocates and founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation, Rick Hansen.

  • Black Voices United

    Black Voices United

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Victoria Nolan connects with Keya Osborne and Ben Akuoko about a new online peer group for Black blind and partially sighted professionals called Black Voices United.

  • Gene Therapy

    Gene Therapy

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Toronto’s Alex Smyth learns about Luxturna, the first gene therapy treatment approved for use in Canada and finds out what this breakthrough means for the future of gene therapy treatment here.

  • AMI This Week November 30, 2020

    AMI This Week November 30, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer meets Bibi Bilodeau, a 26-year-old comedian in Iqaluit, who wants to bring awareness to people who are on the Autism Spectrum. Then, Shawn Marsolais, who is blind, discusses how she ensures her young son’s safety and desire for independence.

  • Contactless Access

    Contactless Access

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Contactless Access, developed in Ottawa by ProtoDev, is a new accessible app for people with disabilities that safely opens accessible doors and elevators directly from your smartphone.

  • Virtual Vision Mates

    Virtual Vision Mates

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain talks to two Nova Scotian participants in CNIB’s Virtual Vision Mates program. The program engages volunteers to connect virtually with CNIB clients by phone or online at least once a week.

  • Aspergirl

    Aspergirl

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer visits with Bibi Bilodeau, a 26-year-old comedian living in the far north of Iqaluit, Nunavut, who wants to bring awareness to the public about people on the Autism Spectrum.

  • Courtney Gilmour

    Courtney Gilmour

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Alex chats with comedian Courtney Gilmour, who is disabled, to find out what’s making her laugh during the pandemic.

  • Maricar Marquez

    Maricar Marquez

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer meets an amazing deafblind athlete who has found more freedom as a runner since she got her guide dog, Cliff.

  • Robert Hearn

    Robert Hearn

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain meets up with Robert Hearn, a self-taught mechanic who is legally blind, to talk about the stock race car he built for his son, rookie stock car racer, Josh Hearn.

  • AMI This Week November 23, 2020

    AMI This Week November 23, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Chef Mary Mammoliti shares her recipe for Sheet Pan Chicken and Tzatziki, and Alex Smyth chats with comedian Courtney Gilmour, who is disabled, to find out what’s making her laugh during the pandemic.

  • Android Accessibility, Part 3

    Android Accessibility, Part 3

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Grant Hardy catches up with Brian Kemler, Product Manager of Android Accessibility at Google, to learn about some cutting-edge accessibility features available in Android that benefit users who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

  • SpiderMable

    SpiderMable

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer meets an amazing young girl who battled cancer and had her “wish” granted to fight crime with Spider-Man, save the city, and begin an adventure no one could have predicted ... as SpiderMable.

  • Accessible Art: Patricia Bérubé

    Accessible Art: Patricia Bérubé

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    We meet Patricia Bérubé, a PhD candidate at Carleton University, who is working with the blind and partially sighted community to create interpretations of colour in art with tactile prototypes and audio experiences.

  • Cathy Browne

    Cathy Browne

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Grant Hardy catches up with Cathy Browne, a photographer who is legally blind, and added journalism to her resumé with CBC Vancouver.

  • ParaParity

    ParaParity

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Victoria Nolan speaks to disability advocates about the Ottawa public transit system’s shortcomings, and the work of ParaParity, a group demanding better service and change for people with disabilities.

  • Terry Kelly: No Sky Too High

    Terry Kelly: No Sky Too High

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain talks to award-winning musician and 14 Wing Greenwood Honorary Colonel, Terry Kelly, about his latest song “No Sky Too High,” dedicated to and celebrating the Royal Canadian Air Force.

  • AMI This Week November 9, 2020

    AMI This Week November 9, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain talks to Terry Kelly about his latest song “No Sky Too High,” dedicated to the RCAF. Then, Grant Hardy meets Cathy Browne, a photographer who is legally blind, and has added journalism to her resumé.

  • Simple Science: Oranges

    Simple Science: Oranges

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    In this fourth Simple Science segment, Alan Nursall, President of Telus World of Science Edmonton, surprises Beth by showing her what an orange peel can do to balloons and candle flames.

  • Kendall Worth

    Kendall Worth

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain speaks to journalist, and 2020 James McGregor Stewart Award recipient, Kendall Worth about writing and giving voice to those living on income assistance.

  • AMI This Week November 2, 2020

    AMI This Week November 2, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer learns the scientific properties of the orange, Lawrence Gunther heads to the hills with tips on hiking when you are blind or partially sighted and Grant Hardy reveals one of his pet peeves.

  • AMI This Week October 26, 2020

    AMI This Week October 26, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer meets an Indigenous singer, who is blind, and about to launch his latest creation. And, Lawrence Gunther speaks to Ottawa Riverkeeper Elizabeth Logue about safer nuclear waste policy in Canada.

  • Android Accessibility, Part 2

    Android Accessibility, Part 2

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Grant Hardy chats with Brian Kemler, Product Manager for Android Accessibility at Google, about some new accessibility features in Android designed to benefit smartphone users with cognitive or mobility disabilities.

  • Musician Matthew Monias

    Musician Matthew Monias

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer meets Matthew Monias, a 20-year-old Oji-Cree man who is blind, who is following his passion by creating music and releasing his latest creation, "Paradise."

  • Ben Brown

    Ben Brown

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain checks in with one of Canada’s top wheelchair racers, Ben Brown, to find out how he’s navigating the challenges and opportunities of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Zak Madell

    Zak Madell

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Alex Smyth learns why the return of Zak Madell is a game changer for Canada’s Wheelchair Rugby Team.

  • Blind Beginnings

    Blind Beginnings

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Grant Hardy chats with Blind Beginnings’ founder Shawn Marsolais about her journey with the organization and its evolution as it keeps growing and growing.

  • Simple Science: Sound

    Simple Science: Sound

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    In the third part of this series, Alan Nursall, President of Telus World of Science Edmonton, helps Beth understand how sound can travel through the most basic items.

  • Meal Delivery Kits

    Meal Delivery Kits

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Alex Smyth compares HelloFresh and GoodFood meal delivery kits to see which is best. Alex compares the kits on the criteria of cost, ease of preparation, accessibility and taste.

  • Backyard Grilling

    Backyard Grilling

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Lawrence Gunther cooks up a healthy meal in his backyard using a blind-friendly grill and an accessible app.

  • Android Accessibility, Part 1

    Android Accessibility, Part 1

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Grant Hardy chats with Brian Kemler, Product Manager for Android Accessibility at Google, about new accessibility features designed to benefit blind and partially sighted smartphone users.

  • Vicky Levack

    Vicky Levack

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain interviews speaker, accessibility advocate, and self-published author Vicky Levack about her experience of living in a long-term care facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Roomba Review

    Roomba Review

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Grant Hardy shares his thoughts on the Roomba i7+ with automatic dirt disposal.

  • AMI I Right?! Face Masks

    AMI I Right?! Face Masks

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Toronto’s Alex Smyth examines the world of face masks and compares the pros and cons of some of the most popular types on the market. Wearing glasses can make the choice difficult, and he gives us his hot take.

  • Accessible Communication

    Accessible Communication

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain discusses the communication barriers facing the Deaf and hard of hearing community due COVID-19 and increased mask wearing, with Frank O’Sullivan, Executive Director of the Society of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians.

  • FuelService

    FuelService

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Alex Smyth hits the road to learn about fuelService, a revolutionary new app designed for drivers with a disability.

  • Back to School

    Back to School

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Alex Smyth speaks to Peter Symonds, the Superintendent of Learning Support Services at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board about their back to school plans for students with disabilities and special needs.

  • CNIB Youth Employment Program

    CNIB Youth Employment Program

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    CNIB's Youth Employment Skills Camp (YES) aims to empower and reduce the unemployment rate for people with sight loss. Beth Deer meets a 16-year-old who hopes the skills she learned will help on her career path.

  • AMI This Week September 28, 2020

    AMI This Week September 28, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain discusses the communication barriers facing the Deaf and hard of hearing community, due to COVID-19, with Frank O’Sullivan, Executive Director of the Society of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians.

  • Steve Kiema's Story

    Steve Kiema's Story

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer introduces us to Steve Kiema, a 12-year-old swimmer, cyclist, judo competitor, and finalist in this years’ International Braille Challenge.

  • History of Disability Rights - NL

    History of Disability Rights - NL

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain interviews former Paralympian and Order of Canada recipient Joanne MacDonald, and former Executive Director of the Independent Living Resource Centre in St. John’s, Mary Reid, co-leads of the History of Disability Rights – NL archive project.

  • Google LookOut

    Google LookOut

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Grant Hardy learns about Google LookOut, the Android app that reads out whatever your phone’s camera sees.

  • Birding by Ear

    Birding by Ear

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Laura Bain chats with Andrés Jiménez, Coordinator of the Urban Program for Birds Canada about the free online course Birdability: Birding by Ear.

  • Aspen Service Dogs

    Aspen Service Dogs

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Aspen Service Dogs trains and provides service dogs for people with all types of needs. Six-year-old Owen, of Red Deer, received his new dog recently and his life has benefited greatly.

  • AMI This Week September 14, 2020

    AMI This Week September 14, 2020

    Duration: minutes and seconds

    Beth Deer learns more about Aspen Service Dogs and meets Owen, who recently received his new dog. Then, Alex Smyth interviews Paralympian Greg Westlake, the host of AMI-tv's newest original series Level Playing Field.