From a media release:
Why are you blind? Do you ever use your disability to skip the line? What’s wrong with your face? Can you have sex?Â They’re the questions we’re sometimes afraid to ask. But they are askedâ€”and answeredâ€”onÂ You Can’t Ask That.
DebutingÂ Thursday, June 20, atÂ 9 p.m.Â Eastern on AMI-tv, the eight-part documentaryÂ You Can’t Ask That,Â from Pixcom Productions, confronts prejudices and breaks down societal taboos in an authentic and relatable way. Each week, Canadians with disabilitiesâ€”whether they are blind, wheelchair users, little people or have a physical or neurological conditionâ€”read questions from an anonymous public out loud before answering them. Looking directly down the camera lens, the answers may be funny, serious or sad, but they are delivered honestly and candidly.
The English-language version ofÂ You Can’t Ask ThatÂ follows the French-languageÂ Ã‡a ne se demande pas, which premiered onÂ AMI-tÃ©lÃ©Â this past winter.
In Episode one, viewers meet participants from across the country who share their challenges, frustrations and benefits related to being wheelchair users. Future instalments ofÂ You Can’t Ask ThatÂ explore blindness, little people, facial differences, Down syndrome, Tourette syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In keeping with AMI’s mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians,Â You Can’t Ask ThatÂ utilizes Integrated Described Video (IDV) to make episodes accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.
Season one episodes ofÂ You Can’t Ask ThatÂ air Thursdays atÂ 9 p.m.Â Eastern on AMI-tv beginningÂ June 20. The series can be watched post-broadcast on demand at AMI.ca or via the free AMI-tv App.