TORONTO, April 6, 2021 /CNW/ – Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) today announced the launch of the accessible Android version of the AMI-tv app, created specifically for the blind and visually impaired community. It is available now for download on the Google Play Store.
The Android version of the AMI-tv app, designed and developed in-house by AMI, joins previously released Apple iOS and tvOS iterations. AMI worked closely with test partners Fable Tech Labs Inc.– a diverse community of accessibility professionals, each living with a disability – who helped refine the app to ensure the highest level of accessibility and user experience.
Android users now have access to AMI-tv programming in friend this week, Double tap TV, employable me and Level playing field; original documentaries like Evening the odds, Getting by: disability, employment and COVID-19 and Full: from Vancouver housing crisis; and digital exclusives that take users behind the scenes of AMI-tv projects.
“We are excited to bring the AMI-tv app to the Android platform,” says Virginia Vuleta, director, digital strategy at AMI. “We know users will appreciate the ease of accessing our amazing programming stable in a convenient way.”
The AMI-tv app for Android offers closed captioning on all content; accessibility improvements with bold text; a high contrast layout; how-to tutorials explaining the app’s features; the option of accessing AMI-tv programming for English, AMI-télé programming for French, or both; and, most importantly for AMI’s core audience, the embedded described video built into every program. End users can watch original AMI content on the go and download their favorite AMI programs offline for later viewing.
About Accessible Media Inc.
AMI is a non-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 sustain a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through through accessible media, reflection and representation . To learn more, visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca.
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For further information: Janis Davidson Pressick, Director of Marketing and Communications, (800) 567-6755 Ext. 0971, [email protected] Or Greg David, Communications Specialist, Accessible Media Inc., [email protected], 647-417-0631