Accessible Media Inc, (AMI) is a non-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. AMI-audio has announced that AMI-audio shows Live from Studio 5 and Kelly and Company will now be available to download as podcasts on iTunes through the podcasting app.
Research conducted last year indicated that AMI’s core audience, the blind and partially sighted community, regularly incorporates podcasts as part of its media consumption. More than one quarter surveyed participants confirmed that they spend approximately one hour listening to podcasts each day – and that number is growing.
Vice President of Programming and Production at AMI, John Melville, encourages feedback from their audience. He said:
Whether it be through research or direct feedback through social media, our audience is telling us that podcasting on their mobile device is one of the best says to access their audio information and entertainment wherever they go. By subscribing to AMI podcasts listeners can count on receiving their favorite AMI audio shows on their timetable and can listen back to the AMI audio shows they may have missed, wish to share, or play again.
Live from Studio 5 on AMI-audio is AMI-audio’s daily live morning program. Listen for news of the day, technology and current events. Hear regional information from the blind and partially sighted community as well as segments with political commentator Craig Oliver, environmental commentary with blind fisherman Lawrence Gunther and described video picks with TV, eh?’s Greg David.
Kelly and Company is AMI-audio’s daily live afternoon program. Listen for interviews and discussions about arts, entertainment, and lifestyle information directly affecting the blind and partially sighted community. Contributors from across the country share information on everything from parenting and finance to fashion and gaming. Plus, catch live performances from Canadian musicians, comedians, and actors.