Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it will air the Canadian edition of Employable Me, a moving documentary series featuring job seekers who are determined to show that having a physical disability or neurological condition shouldn’t make them unemployable.
Produced by Thomas Howe Associates Inc. (THA), the six-part series provides an honest and emotional look at the challenges that individuals of varying abilities face in the job market. Each one-hour episode features two job seekers living with vision loss or a neurological condition such as Tourette Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome or ADHD.
“We’re thrilled to have Employable Me debut on AMI-tv,” says John Melville, Vice-President of Programming and Production. “The series has already found success in the UK and we strongly believe that there are a number of compelling stories to share from determined and talented job seekers right in our own backyard.”
Throughout the series the cast will focus on their strengths and explore their inherent talents with the help of experts in the medical and employment fields. The journey isn’t always easy but each individual is determined to overcome their challenges, help change employers’ perceptions and land a coveted job that they’re passionate about.
“It truly is an honour to be able to tell these stories and produce this program,” says Thomas Howe, President and Executive Producer at THA. “Many of the featured individuals have been looking for a job for years to no avail. This show is genuinely life-changing for the job seekers as well as the visionary companies willing to take a chance on them.”
In order to be accessible for individuals living with vision loss, Employable Me features Integrated Described Video, where description is incorporated during the production phase, eliminating the need for a secondary audio track.
The series will air on AMI-tv with back to back episodes on August 11, 18 and 25 at 9 and 10 p.m. ET and PT. The full series will be re-broadcast on September 3 from 3 to 9 p.m. Full episodes of Employable Me will be available online at ami.ca.