From a media release:
The snow is melting, the days are growing longer, and Canadians are excited about the arrival of spring. Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is too. Today, AMI-tv unveiled new original and acquired television series and documentary programming designed to shake off the cold, invigorate and motivate.
In keeping with AMI’s mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, the original series and documentaries utilize Integrated Described Video (IDV) to make them accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.
Highlights of AMI-tv’s upcoming spring programming include:
Heart to HeartÂ (Friday, March 15, atÂ 7 p.m. ET)
We love a good love story andÂ Heart to HeartÂ has them. This AMI original special tells the tale of three couplesâ€”Olivia and Carolyn, Terry and Anne, and BrianÂ and Kristaâ€”who all share something in common: one of the partners has a disability. Offering an honest, insightful and light-hearted dive into what love can look like,Â Heart to HeartÂ proves one thing: love is awesome.
Reflect and Renew withÂ Kevin NaidooÂ (Saturday, March 16, atÂ 9 a.m. ET)
Prepare yourself for mind and body rejuvenation throughÂ Reflect and Renew withÂ Kevin Naidoo. Those with all levels of mobility can join hostÂ Kevin NaidooÂ on a journey through thoughtful meditation and yoga practices. These will lay the groundwork for mental and physical wellness and positivity providing clarity, focus, balance, inner strength, and greater mobility. Start your day with this AMI original to see and feel a new you!
Our Community, “Paralympic Sports Association” (Thursday, March 21, atÂ 8:30 p.m. ET)
Based inÂ Edmonton, the Paralympic Sports Association (PSA) is a charitable, volunteer-driven organization that provides sport and recreation opportunities for children, youth, teens, adults and seniors of all abilities. In this episode of the AMI original,Â Our Community, participants and volunteers explain why programs like this must exist, and we explore how the Paralympic Sports Association has created a community within its walls for over 30 years.
Level Playing FieldÂ (Friday, May 10, atÂ 7 p.m. ET)
This AMI original documentary series, hosted byÂ Greg Westlake, showcases and celebrates the power of sport by introducing audiences to the athletes, community groups, healthcare professionals and grassroots innovators who demonstrate a desire to help drive positive social change through sport. This month we travel toÂ Kelowna, BC, to meetÂ Rob Shaw, an international wheelchair tennis champ fromÂ North Bay, ON, who is ranked Top 10 in the world in quad wheelchair tennis.
Without Limits:Â AustraliaÂ (Saturday, May 18, atÂ 8 p.m. ET)
This inspiring two-part BBC documentary observes ex-army CaptainÂ Martin HewittÂ as he leads a team of British and Australian ex-servicemen and women with disabilities as they embark on an extraordinary nearly 1,000-mile expedition acrossÂ Western Australia’sÂ remote Kimberley region.
Seen & HeardÂ (Friday, May 24, atÂ 5 p.m. ET)
Filmed in English, American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes quÃ©bÃ©coise (LSQ),Â Seen & HeardÂ follows a troupe of actors and stage crew â€”who are Deaf and hearingâ€”as they present a unique Deaf-themed version ofÂ The Little Mermaid. Many of the cast and crew have little or no theatre experience, and most of the Deaf actors use LSQ and are unfamiliar with ASL or English. Will the group unite and pull off this once-in-a-lifetime performance? The special presentation of the acquired programÂ Seen & HeardÂ leads into AMI-tv’s Friday night movies.
All AMI-tv originals are available post-broadcast on demand at AMI.ca or the free AMI-tv App.