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Surveys from the World Blind Union

Mar 20 2018

The World Blind Union Logo

The World Blind Union Low Vision Working Group would like to learn more about those living with low vision and the organizations that support them.  Please return the surveys to by April 30th .

If you have low vision please download this survey.

Questionnaire for individuals with low vision – Final

If you are a representative of an organization that works with low vision, please download this survey.

Low Vision survey questions for Organizations – Final

Canadian Blind Sports Survey

Mar 02 2018
Canadian Blind Sports has a survey which they would like some assistance with in circulating broadly within the blind, VI, partially sighted community. Many of you participated in the round table we had in Winnipeg last year regarding the development of the physical activity pathway for Canadians who are blind, visually impaired, partially sighted, deaf blind, and who may also have an additional disability. We appreciated your input and have used the information gathered in development of the survey.

Feb 23 2018 dinner mystery evening

Mar 01 2018
On February 23 2018 Author Donna Jodhan and her friends played to a full house at 1929 Bayview avenue as they delighted the audience with their play the Bermuda triangle.
The mystery was a fictional satire written by Donna and featured 3 suspects who all pleaded guilty to the murder of a lady called Vivienne Grabbit also known as voluptuous Vivienne.
First we had Donaldo Trump who claimed that he did the deed to get Vivienne off his back.  He claimed that she had been sent to Toronto by his brother Donald to straighten him out due to his preferences.
Then we had Kathleen Wingate who claimed that she killed Vivienne because she was rebuffed by her.  Kathleen was forced to reveal her double life both as a shef and as Premier of Ontario.
Finally we had Hillary Lewinsky who said that she did it because Vivienne double crossed her!
The play was often punctuated with rich applause and tons of laughter.
Before the play dinner was served and there was an entertaining game show.
There was full audience participation; an eight man jury was chosen from among the audience and then the audience chose which sentence would be handed down for Kathleen Wingate who was found guilty.
Author Donna thanks her cast; David Wysocky as Donaldo Trump, Debbie Gillespie as Kathleen Wingate, Pina Dintino as Hillary Lewinsky, and Kamini Rodhan as the bailiff.
Finally to her game show host Kelly MacDonald, her MC Gabriella Sharrard, and to her vice president of the CCB Mysteries chapter Lynda Spinney.
Stay tuned for Donna’s next exciting evening!

AMI launches fully accessible apps for the blind and partially sighted community!

Mar 01 2018


Toronto, February 15, 2018 – Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today the launch of two accessible applications created especially for people living with sight loss.

The AMI apps are available for iOS and tvOS and were designed by local Toronto developer, The Working Group (TWG). The project took approximately six months and included weeks of research and testing with members of AMI’s target audience to ensure the apps passed all accessibility requirements.

“Accessibility is at the forefront of everything we do here at AMI,” explains Peter Burke, AMI’s Vice-President of Marketing and Communications. “We knew that accessibility had to be considered from inception and the team at TWG was committed to ensuring that the apps underwent vigorous testing with our target audience.”

From an accessibility standpoint, the apps feature closed captioning with all content, accessibility enhancements such as bolded text, a high contrast layout, handy tutorials explaining all the apps’ features and, most important to AMI’s core audience, integrated described video built into every program. End users can watch AMI original content on the go (iOS) or from the comfort of their home (tvOS) as well as download their favourite AMI programs offline for later viewing.

The AMI apps are available in English (AMI-tv) and French (AMI-télé) and can be downloaded for free through the Apple App store.

For further information on AMI and its programs and initiatives, please visit or


Follow Accessible Media on Twitter: @AccessibleMedia


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


For more information, please contact:

Janis Davidson Pressick, Marketing and Communications Manager

800-567-6755 ext. 0971,

AGM Minutes

Feb 27 2018

Here are the Minutes from the last AGM