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Summer is heating up on AMI-tv with a Friday night slate of original documentaries


Summer is heating up on AMI-tv with a Friday night slate of original documentaries

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TORONTO, July 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Fridays on AMI-tv are the place to be for engaging, informative and inspiring documentaries all summer long.

Today, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced a lineup of must-see original projects to be broadcast on Fridays beginning July 27. These documentaries not only celebrate this country's unique communities and the people who live in them but showcase the stellar stable of talent in AMI's local bureaus and community reporters Grant Hardy, Shelby Travers, Alex Smyth, Laura Bain and Anthony McLachlan.

In keeping with AMI's mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, these documentaries utilize Integrated Described Video (IDV) to make them accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.

Highlights of AMI-tv's Friday night documentary programming include:

Have Cane, Will Travel (Friday, July 27, 8 p.m. ET)
How do Canadians with differing abilities travel? Vancouver community reporter Grant Hardy chats with wheelchair, guide dog and cane users to get answers. Then, Grant explores travel and tourism in British Columbia by ziplining in Whistler, climbing on board Via Rail's The Canadian from Vancouver to Kamloops and surfing in Tofino.

Postcards from Newfoundland and Labrador (Friday, August 3, 8 p.m. ET)
AMI presenters Laura Bain and Shelby Travers have the experience of a lifetime in Canada's most easterly province, Newfoundland and Labrador. There, the pair take in the dramatic coastlines, colourful culture and friendly people in this unique region. Highlights include a spirited screech-in ceremony in downtown St. John's; an intimate performance by traditional Newfoundland singer Matthew Byrne; and an ocean boat tour to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, one of nature's great wonders and home to North America's largest puffin colony.

AMI Goes to Camp (Friday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Join AMI-tv community presenters Anthony McLachlan, Victoria Nolan, Laura Bain, Grant Hardy, Shelby Travers and Alex Smyth as they travel from across the country to spend a few days revisiting their childhoods at Lake Joe, the CNIB's camp located in Ontario's Muskoka region.

My 10-Year-Old Brain (Friday, August 17, 8 p.m. ET)
It's been 10 years since Shelby Travers' life changed dramatically. In the blink of an eye she went from being a confident, healthy 14-year-old to someone struggling to get through the day not knowing if her life would end. Now 24, Shelby tells the story of what happened when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, talks to the people who saved her life and reflects on the contining process of recovery and self-acceptance.

Shifting Gears: Autonomous Vehicles (Friday, August 31, 8 p.m. ET)
Alex Smyth explores the latest developments and research being done with autonomous vehicles in Canada, learning about what the future holds for cars, cities and mobility.

About AMI-tv
AMI-tv is the world's first television network to broadcast all programs with open format described video for individuals who are blind or partially sighted and is broadcast daily into more than eight million Canadian homes as part of the basic digital cable package with most service providers. AMI-tv is committed to broadcasting a variety of content with a focus on accessibility and inclusion.

About Accessible Media Inc. 
AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI's vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. To learn more visit and

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