Multimedia

AMI Air TSN’S Broadcast, Grey Cup with Live Described Video

Presented by SHAW with Live Described Video

AMI To Air TSN’S Broadcast of the 103RD Grey Cup Presented by SHAW with Live Described Video

MEDIA ADVISORY

November 24, 2015 – Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it has once again partnered with the CFL and TSN to broadcast the 103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg with live description, making the game accessible to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.

VIRN Curling Program Makes Global News

Photo of yellow curling rock with VIRN logo on it.
Manitoba blind curlers helping to lead Paralympic push

For several years VIRN has offered a Curling program and has stayed true to its goal and focussed on grassroots development. Offering choices from recreational curling to competitive curling. There has never been any doubt that this was a worthwhile program. It is about giving people who are vision impaired the opportunity to get active, be part of a team and to be out in the community. People who are vision impaired, their friends and family are all welcome. One of our favourite lines "If you build it, [they] will come" - Field of Dreams. Thank you Global News.

DIO Shares Global News Video Clip

Manitoba Government logo with the buffalo.
Changes To Customer Service Industry

Disabilities Issues Office (DIO)

Province working to eliminate barriers faced by people with disabilities. The DIO recently received welcome media attention and reinforcement of our efforts to offer information in alternate formats.

Media Release "No, we do not do telemarketing."

VIRN Logo with Fiery coloured swooshes on left side with the VIRN letters in black to grey at the bottom.
Keeping Manitobans Informed

"No, we do not do telemarketing."

Vic Pereira, Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN)'s Board Chair, said "We (VIRN) continue to receive inquiries about donations made to CCB in Ottawa. As far as we know, CCB is not running any programs or activities in Manitoba for people who are vision impaired."

Opening Access to Digital Library Resources for Canadians with Print Disabilities

NNELS logo
National Initiative Growing Strong

Vancouver, B.C. - May 28, 2014 - Canadians with print disabilities are receiving increased open access to digital library resources, thanks to an innovative low-cost project that initially launched in December, 2013 and continues to come available in communities across the country.

Update On Equitable Library Services In Manitoba

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Improving Public Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

Today libraries are helping redefine how information is created, shared, discovered, stored, and accessed. The Public Library Services Branch has been working closely with other provincial and territorial partners to develop the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).

Media Release, Keeping Manitobans Informed

VIRN Logo with Fiery coloured swooshes on left side with the VIRN letters in black to grey at the bottom.
"No, we do not do telemarketing."

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Monday, February 24, 2014

VIRN Wants To Keep Manitobans Informed
Especially During Tax Season! "No, we do not do telemarketing."

Vic Pereira, Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN)'s Board Chair, said "We (VIRN) continue to receive inquiries about donations made to CCB in Ottawa. As far as we know, CCB is not running any programs or activities in Manitoba for people who are vision impaired."

National Initiative Opens Access to Digital Library Resources for the Print Disabled

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Media Release

BC Libraries Cooperative

December 03, 2013 11:00 ET

National Initiative Opens Access to Digital Library Resources for the Print Disabled

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2013) - Canadians with print disabilities will receive increased open access to digital library resources, thanks to an innovative new project launching in communities across the country.

Letter To Editor of Winnipeg Free Press

Concern For Safety Of Pedestrians & Cyclists

July 4, 2013

Letter To The Editor
Winnipeg Free Press

In regard to the News Release in the Winnipeg Free Press on Friday, June 28th, where the City of Winnipeg is boasting the "Innovative $4-million Active Transportation Design Unique in Canada." We the Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN) were very disappointed in the design and installation of the bus stop at Pembina and Plaza Drive. And we do not believe that it is safe for pedestrians and cyclists.

NEADS & VIRN Partner To Give Students Opportunities

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NEADS Winnipeg Skills for Student Leadership forum on October 18th, 2013

"Supporting access to post-secondary education and employment for students with disabilities"
5th Annual "Information Stations" - Resources For People With Disabilities Trade Show all at the Viscount Gort - Winnipeg

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