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Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)

Company size: 51-200 (not for profit organization)

Key product/service items:

  • AMI-tv: a 100% open described, 100% closed captioned "must carry" digital TV service
  • AMI-audio: a broadcast reading service making local, national and international news and information accessible on TV and online

Accessibility website overview: Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is guided by the AMI Web Accessibility Standards and the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA, as well as the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation (IASR) of the Province of Ontario in the development of our website. The AMI site has been designed keeping in mind the importance of digital accessibility for persons who are blind or who may have low vision and those who may be using a screen reader or who require modified text sizes or customized style color schemes.

Key statements on ICT product and service accessibility:
“To Make Media Accessible to all Canadians”

  • Create – Provide accessibility platforms, content, and standards
  • Advocate – Be the leader and voice of media accessibility worldwide
  • Collaborate – Create partnerships and alignments that ensure media accessibility
  • Enable – Awareness, understanding and promotion of the need for media accessibility

Key areas of accessibility work: AMI's funding is provided through its "must carry" status, with its digital broadcast channels being delivered at no additional cost to all Canadians with a digital cable subscription. As a result, without a requirement to generate additional funding, AMI is able to develop and promote the interests of its blind and low vision audiences through advocacy, the employment of representatives from the community and through the development of original programming. To that end, AMI has developed many unique initiatives such as the AMI Scholarship Program, the AMI Research Panel, the Described Video TV Guide, and is currently leading the development of industry wide Described Video Best Practices.

Company accessibility website: http://www.ami.ca/media-accessibility/Pages/default.aspx.

Contact information:

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
c/o Janis Davidson Pressick; Communications Manager
1090 Don Mills Road, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3C 3R6
Tel: +1-416-422-4222
Email: info@ami.ca