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Season 3 of the award-winning series Employable Me premieres October 23 on AMI-tv

From a media release:

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that Season three of the award-winning series Employable Me will premiere Wednesday, October 23, at 8 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv.

Employable Me is a moving six-part documentary series featuring job seekers who are determined to show that having a physical disability or neurological condition shouldn’t make them unemployable. Seasons one and two of Employable Me captured Rockie Awards for Best Lifestyle Program at the Banff World Media Festival, and the Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of Disability in the Non-Scripted Category at MIPCOM 2017.

Produced by Thomas Howe Associates Inc. (THA), the third season of Employable Me provides an honest and emotional look at the challenges Canadians of varying abilities face in the job market. Each one-hour instalment features two job seekers who are blind, partially sighted or have a neurological condition such as Tourette Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder as they embark on a journey to possible employment.

Watch the Season three trailer here.

Employable Me focuses on the strengths and talents of potential employees, with help from experts in the medical and hiring fields. Season three experts and community partners include Minister of Public Service and Procurement Carla Qualtrough, Senator Jim Munson, March of Dimes Canada and the Geneva Centre for Autism. The journey isn’t always easy, but each participant is determined to overcome their challenges, change employers’ perceptions and land a job they’re truly passionate about.

Among the companies participating in Season three are The Second City, La Prep, Myplanet, Sobeys, Mindshare and JOIN (Job Opportunity Information Network). Additionally, digital exclusives available at AMI.ca or via the AMI-tv App on iOS and tvOS revisit past job seekers to update viewers on where they are now in their careers and offer advice on job seeking.

In keeping with AMI’s mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, Employable Me utilizes Integrated Described Video (IDV) to make them accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.

Employable Me is produced by THA in partnership with AMI and TVO, and is licensed by all3media international.

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AMI-tv announces its fall 2019 programming schedule

From a media release:

Today, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) unveiled its AMI-tv schedule for the 2019 fall broadcast season, with a lineup of compelling new and returning AMI originals, exciting programs available in described video and perennial favourites.

For the first time in AMI-tv history, all original programming will air in the coveted 8 p.m. timeslot from Monday to Friday.

AMI This Week kicks it all off on September 9 at 8 p.m. ET. Season eight of the weekly magazine show—featuring host Victoria Nolan and Bureau Reporters Grant Hardy (Vancouver), Beth Deer (Edmonton), Alex Smyth (Toronto) and Laura Bain (Halifax)—continues its distinct community focus, sharing events and interesting stories from coast to coast.

AMI original productions are the centrepiece of the schedule. Season three of the award-winning series Employable Me returns, following a new group of Canadian job seekers. In Season one of Double Tap TV, Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo lead cutting-edge discussions on everything tech with news, reviews and interviews, all with an eye on accessibility. Season three of Eyes for the Job follows handyman Chris Judge, who is blind, and Alex Haider as they take on their biggest do-it-yourself projects yet.

New local original documentaries in the Our Community series include the journey of two communities building barrier-free baseball diamonds, and a pilot who flies children of all abilities in his four-seater airplane.

AMI-tv’s newest acquired series in described video is Frankie Drake Mysteries. Lauren Lee Smith stars as Frankie Drake, who—along with the female-only members of Drake Private Detectives—solves crimes in 1920s Toronto. Returning favourites include Murdoch Mysteries, Elementary, Monk, Blue Bloods, Rescue Me, Suits, The Shield, Breaking Bad, Drug Wars, Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience.

In keeping with AMI’s mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, AMI’s original series and documentaries utilize Integrated Described Video (IDV) so they are accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.

All dates subject to change. Additional fall programming will be announced in the coming weeks. Stream past episodes of AMI original programming on demand post-broadcast at AMI.ca or via the AMI-tv App on iOS and tvOS.

AMI-tv’s fall premieres (all times Eastern)

Monday, Sept. 9
8 p.m. – AMI This Week
8:30 p.m. – AMI originals repeats
9 p.m. – Murdoch Mysteries (Mon.-Thur.)
10 p.m. – Elementary

Tuesday, Sept. 10
8 p.m. – Eyes for the Job
8:30 p.m. – Double Tap TV
10 p.m. – Blue Bloods

Wednesday, Sept. 11
8 p.m. – Employable Me
8:30 p.m. – Employable Me
10 p.m. – Rescue Me

Thursday, Sept. 12
8 p.m. – Our Community
8:30 p.m. – AMI This Week repeats
10 p.m. – Frankie Drake Mysteries

Friday, Sept. 13
8 p.m. – AMI originals repeats
9 p.m. – The Shield
10 p.m. – Breaking Bad
11 p.m. – Drug Wars

Saturday, Sept. 14
7 p.m. – AMI originals repeats
8 p.m. – Kim’s Convenience
8:30 p.m. – Schitt’s Creek
9 p.m. – Saturday Night Movie

Sunday, Sept. 15
7 p.m. – Frankie Drake Mysteries
8 p.m. – Murdoch Mysteries
9 p.m. – Monk
10 p.m. – Suits

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Season two of AMI-tv’s Employable Me premieres on September 14

From a media release:

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that the second season of the award-winning Employable Me will return Friday, September 14, at 7 p.m. ET on AMI-tv.

Based on a UK format, the Canadian edition of Employable Me is a moving six-part documentary series featuring job seekers who are determined to show that having a physical disability or neurological condition shouldn’t make them unemployable. Season one of Employable Me captured a 2018 Rockie Award for Best Lifestyle Program at the Banff World Media Festival and the Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of Disability in the Non-Scripted Category at MIPCOM 2017.

Produced by Thomas Howe Associates Inc. (THA), the sophomore season of Employable Me provides an honest and emotional look at the challenges Canadians of varying abilities face in the job market. Each one-hour episode features two job seekers who are blind, partially sighted or have a neurological condition such as Tourette Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder as they embark on a journey to possible employment.

Among the companies participating in Season two are Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Variety Village, Malabar Limited and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

Additionally, digital exclusives available at AMI.ca revisit Season one job seekers to update viewers on where they are now in their careers.

Each instalment of Employable Me focuses on the strengths and inherent talents of potential employees with the help of experts in the medical and hiring fields. Season two experts and community partners include The Redpath Centre, Epilepsy Toronto, CNIB, Special Olympics and March of Dimes Canada. The journey isn’t always easy, but each participant is determined to overcome their challenges, change employers’ perceptions and land a job they’re truly passionate about.

In keeping with AMI’s mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, Employable Me utilizes Integrated Described Video (IDV) to make them accessible to individuals who are blind or partially-sighted.

Employable Me is produced by THA in partnership with AMI and TVO, and is licensed by all3media international.

Season two of Employable Me premieres beginning Friday, September 14, at 7 p.m. ET. Stream full Season one episodes on AMI.ca or via the AMI App.

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Canadians fight to find jobs in AMI-tv’s inspiring Employable Me

Finding a job is challenging enough, particularly so for folks who have a physical disability or condition. AMI-tv’s latest series spotlights Canadians who want to work despite being in situations that—at first glance—would seem to make them unemployable.

Debuting Friday with back-to-back episodes beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Employable Me—adapted from the British series by Thomas Howe Associates Inc.—introduces viewers to Canadians who are willing to work but are held back because of their health status. The first instalment introduces Becca and Riley, two people willing and able to work on the road to independence.

They both face a rocky road and I admit to assuming failure was in the cards. Becca’s Tourette Syndrome causes her to yell out “Roar!” several times a minute, and even more frequently and at increasing volume when she’s stressed. Becca has plenty keeping her on edge: bills to pay, including rent, and neighbours who complain about her roaring. Cameras capture the free-spirited gal as she gamely drops off resumés for interviews that almost never happen. The same is true for Riley, whose Asperger Syndrome keeps him living at home with his mother and dreaming of the day he can move out.

But rather than focusing on what’s not working and those stacks of job applications that went nowhere, Employable Me sides with the positive as specialists work with Becca, Riley and others to find them suitable employment. Turns out Becca’s got a flair for flowers, which leads to a gig at a florist’s shop. Riley, who loves pizza, is perfectly-matched for a role at Pizza Nova. Future episodes focus on job applicants with autism, blindness, OCD, Down Syndrome and ADHD.

What Employable Me proves is that anyone can find a job, if the time is taken to focus and figure out what the applicant’s strengths are, regardless of their health condition. It’s inspiring stuff.

Employable Me airs Fridays at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMI-tv. Check AMI’s website for channel information in your area.

Image courtesy of Accessible Media Inc.

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Employable Me to premiere in Canada on AMI-tv on August 11

From a media release:

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.

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.

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.

Employable Me is produced by THA in partnership with AMI and TVO, and is licensed by all3media international.

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.

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