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Summer at AMI is heating up! AMI-tv announces exciting original series and documentaries

From a media release:

Summer at Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is hotter than ever! Today, AMI-tv unveiled new original and documentary programming to entertain and inform Canadians of all abilities in the coming months.

Returning programs to AMI-tv include new seasons of sports documentary series Level Playing Field and Beyond the Field, travel series Postcards FromDish with Mary, special Town Hall episodes of Double Tap TV and Employable Me: Where Are They Now?

New series include We Are One—meeting Canadian families that include members of the disability community—and Mind Your Own Business, where mentors offer business owners that are members of the disability community advice on taking their company to the next level of success.

AMI programming features Integrated Described Video (IDV), making it accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted. 

Highlights of AMI-tv’s upcoming summer programming include:

We Are One
Debuts Thursday, June 2, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern

Every family is unique. Meet Canadian families—that include members of the disability community—as they share stories of adapting, growing and supporting each other. In the debut episode, meet the family of Ollie Acosta-Pickering, a young boy who was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma and who is now legally blind.

Seven Feet Over
Debuts Wednesday, June 15, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern

In the first season of Seven Feet Over, viewers follow the lives of Vincent, Pascal, Martin and David, four men who stand head and shoulders above the crowd, literally, because of their height.

By Hook or By Cook
Returns Thursday, June 16, at 10 p.m. Eastern

Bruce Cook, a stunt motocross rider who is disabled, wants to help others with disabilities enjoy life’s possibilities with unique innovations that he and his friend, Christian Bagg, create. Bruce has been depressed since COVID-19 shut down most activities which, in turn, has given him a lot of time to think about the reality of the injuries he sustained eight years ago. When given an opportunity to make a remote lake lodge more accessible for those with disabilities he jumps at the chance.

Postcards from the Rockies
Debuts Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. Eastern

Go on exciting adventures from the comfort of your own home and join AMI Bureau Reporter Alex Smyth as he travels across Canada, celebrating our country’s diverse cultures and experiences. Upcoming destinations this summer include the Rocky Mountains, Winnipeg (Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Eastern) and Northwest Territories (Friday, August 26, at 7 p.m. Eastern). No passport needed!

Seeing Music
Debuts Wednesday, June 29, at 10:30 p.m. Eastern

Go on a musical journey across Canada and around the world, meeting blind and partially sighted musicians for whom music is not only a passion, but a way of living.

Our Community
Returns Thursday, June 30, at 8 p.m. Eastern

An all-new season of Our Community once again highlights the people, places, organizations or things that have made life more enjoyable for Canadians living with a disability. Upcoming episodes explore why children with disabilities aren’t being properly represented in children’s literature in Canada; the W. Ross Macdonald School’s renowned music program in Brantford, Ont.; and the cast of characters at Real Wheels Acting Academy, a one-of-a-kind program focusing on professional training and empowerment for local actors in the disability community in Vancouver.

Mind Your Own Business
Debuts Wednesday, July 6, at 8 p.m. Eastern

Hosted by entrepreneur Kevin Shaw, who is blind, each episode of Mind Your Own Business takes viewers into the life of a business owner in the disability community as they share their journey of how they came to run their own company. And, with the help of a mentor, they’ll aim to take their business take to the next level.

Dish with Mary
Returns Tuesday, July 12, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern

Mary Mammoliti—a home cook and food blogger who is blind—knows her way around the kitchen, but can she navigate her way through an at home cook-along with Canadian chefs? Each Season two episode of Dish with Mary will focus on one chef, one dish, and one star ingredient, PLUS a lot of laughs, a bunch of tips, and tons to dish about!

Double Tap TV Town Halls
Friday, July 8 and Friday, July 15, at 7 p.m. Eastern

Steven Scott, Marc Aflalo and special guests are hitting the road! Filmed in front of a live audience in Regina, the team discusses the state of tech and accessibility when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit. What was it like as a student, in the workplace and at home, and what role did tech play in easing the pain? Then, the team discusses the return to work and school, and what role accessibility and tech have in making that return as smooth as possible.

Level Playing Field
Returns Monday, July 11, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern

Paralympian Greg Westlake returns as host, introducing viewers to the athletes, community groups, healthcare professionals and grassroots innovators who demonstrate a desire to help drive positive social change through sport. Sports and individuals featured in Season 2 of Level Playing Field include para surfing, pickleball, VOLT Hockey, ParaGolf Canada founder Todd Keirstead and Canadian biathlete and para-Nordic skier Mark Arendz.

Behind the Lens
Returns Thursday, July 14, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern

The documentary Behind the Lens takes an intimate look at Angela Waldick, a photographer who overcame setbacks—including legal blindness—to land her dream job.

DJ Hunnicutt
Debuts Thursday, July 21, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern

In this documentary, viewers are introduced to DJ Hunnicutt (a.k.a. Tyler Sneesby). For over 20 years, DJ Hunnicutt has mixed music for the masses. After losing his vision, Tyler is trying to find new ways to create music, even if it means going head-to-head with a software giant to convince them to program an accessible interface.

Employable Me: Where Are They Now?
Debuts Friday, August 5 and Friday, August 12, at 7 p.m. Eastern

In this follow-up to the award-winning AMI-tv series, viewers catch up with job seekers from past seasons for an update on their employment and personal lives.

Beyond the Field
Returns Monday, August 8, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern

Beyond the Field, hosted by Paralympians Greg Westlake and Travis Murao, examines important issues impacting the world of parasport. Topics covered in the second season of Beyond the Field include Paralympic funding in Canada versus Olympic funding, training and competing during a global pandemic and myths and misconceptions of making it to the Paralympic Games.


A March to remember: AMI announces must-see original and returning programming, including the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympic Games and 2022 Canadian Blind Hockey Tournament

From a media release:

Today, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) unveiled its schedule for March—with a lineup of exciting new and returning programs available in described video for the blind and partially sighted community in Canada—highlighted by Paralympic coverage from CBC on AMI-tv and AMI-audio and the 2022 Canadian Blind Hockey Tournament on AMI-audio.

2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics 
Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 13

Beginning with the Opening Ceremony on March 4, AMI will air over 40 hours of Paralympic coverage from CBC on AMI-tv and AMI-audio. All coverage will be accessible to audience members who are blind or partially sighted with live described video.

Dish with Mary: Destination Dining 
Debuts Tuesday, March 8, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv

Join Mary Mammoliti, host of AMI-tv’s Dish with Mary and AMI-audio’s Kitchen Confession podcast, on Tuesday, March 8 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, as she visits St. John’s, Newfoundland, to explore its culture and culinary delights. Then, on Tuesday, March 15, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, Mary makes her way to our Nation’s Capital of Ottawa, Ontario, to discover some truly authentic cuisine. Dish with Mary: Destination Dining is an original AMI production.

Adaptable Animals 
Debuts Wednesday, March 23, at 8 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv

AMI’s new series, Adaptable Animals, looks at the world of animals with disabilities and the advances in veterinary medicine that provide them with prosthetics, thanks to the specialized work of Janice Olynich. In the debut episode, the clock is ticking as Janice has to cast, create and fit a test brace from scratch, all in the span of a few hours. Meanwhile, a Smooth Fox Terrier’s mysterious issue continues to be a challenge and a post-surgical Goldendoodle finds out if his healing is on track. Adaptable Animals is produced by Mountain Road Productions.

Returns Wednesday, March 23, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv

In the third season of #IGotThis, meet remarkable people who have discovered ways to cope with a physical disability or mental health challenges and move forward with their lives. In the Season three return, a fencing coach with limited mobility and his young student, who has cerebral palsy, realize being different doesn’t mean being less. #IGotThis is produced by Honey Cut Studios.

Site Unseen 
Debuts Wednesday, March 16, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv

Eager to own their first house, AMI This Week Bureau Reporter Beth and her partner, Cody, bought a home sight unseen and were faced with a harsh reality once they stepped inside. Follow along as the two turn an unlivable house into the accessible home of their dreams. Site Unseen is an original AMI documentary.

2022 Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament
Friday, March 25, and Sunday, March 27

Blind Hockey is back on AMI! AMI-audio will broadcast the 2022 Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament live from the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. Members of the AMI-audio team, including Mike Ross, Claire Buchanan, Jeff Ryman, Brock Richardson, Cam Jenkins and ParaSport TV’s Nicco Cardarelli will be offering play-by-play and analysis throughout the event. Tune in on Friday, March 25, at 1 p.m. Eastern, for the 2022 Canadian Blind Hockey Tournament Opening Ceremonies and first-ever Women’s Blind Hockey Game. Then, listen on Sunday, March 27, at 11 a.m. Eastern for the Open Division: Bronze Medal Game, followed by the Open Division: Gold Medal Game at 1 p.m. Eastern. 

Debuts Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv

Dungeons & Dragons is a truly accessible game. Learn more about this real-time role-playing game and the people that play it. DarkVision is produced by Flow Productions.


Mary Mammoliti gets cooking alongside Canadian chefs on AMI-tv’s Dish with Mary

From a media release:

Today, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is excited to announce Mary Mammoliti’s latest project, Dish with Mary.

Mary Mammoliti—a home cook and food blogger who is partially sighted—knows her way around the kitchen, but can she navigate her way through an at home cook-along with Canadian chefs? Each episode of Dish with Mary will focus on one chef and one dish, PLUS a lot of laughs, a bunch of tips, and tons to dish about! And Dish with Mary is truly unique: while Mary is based in Toronto, the guest chefs connect with her from across Canada using the latest audio and video technology.

Dish with Mary debuts Thursday, September 16, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv. Stream episodes on AMI.ca and the AMI-tv App.

The eight Canadians Mary cooks alongside in Season one of Dish with Mary are Chef Paul Shufelt, baker Giselle Courteau, Chef Blair Lebsack, Chef Mariel Montero Sena, Chef Brad Smoliak, Chef Edgar Gutierrez, Chef Lindsay Porter and Chef Ted Reader. The recipes featured in each episode will be made available post-broadcast at AMI.ca.

Production of Dish with Mary was done with the strictest COVID-19 safety regulations in place.

In keeping with AMI’s mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, Season one of Dish with Mary features Integrated Described Video (IDV) making it accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.

Mary Mammoliti is no stranger to AMI. Her podcast, Kitchen Confession, dives into the minds and kitchens of chefs, authors, lifestyle experts, foodie friends, bakers and brewers who share their untold kitchen confessions along with insider tips and tricks of the trade. Find Kitchen Confession on your favourite podcasting platform.

Her bi-weekly Kelly and Company segments on AMI-audio spotlight current food trends, kitchen tips, local restaurant and food-related business highlights, holiday menu guides, meal planning and recipes listeners can try at home.

Additionally, Mary stars in A Taste of the Prairies on AMI-tv. The 2019 documentary finds Mary exploring the farm to table movement in Alberta before bringing a taste of the region back to her own kitchen for inspired recipes. Mary also brings her simple and tasty recipes to her Now We’re Cooking with Mary Mammoliti segments on the weekly newsmagazine show AMI This Week. Outside of AMI, Mary has shared her recipes on CTV’s ever popular The Marilyn Denis Show.

About Mary Mammoliti
Mary is a Toronto-based food writer and cook behind Kitchen Confession. She works as a freelance recipe curator, radio and TV personality, food blogger, amateur food photographer and the host of the Kitchen Confession podcast.

Educating and speaking about vision loss is Mary’s passion, inspiring others to find their light of happiness is what drives her.

Dish with Mary debuts Thursday, September 16, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv. Stream episodes on AMI.ca and the AMI-tv App.