Past Meetup

Building Accessible Apps

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Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a new model not-for-profit multimedia organization that creates advocates, collaborates and enables accessibility to all media. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, they offer an accessible broadcast experience and online service. Offering one-of-a-kind unique broadcast services that are fully captioned and described, the organization has exemplified a policy for the provision of full accessibility in every aspect of the business model. From the built environment to employment policies to web accessibility and the development of best practices, the organization has become both an advocate for all persons with a disability, but also an industry leader and standards bearer for an understanding of the practice.

Pizza and pop will be served.

Join Robert Pearson for this session to gain an understanding of AMI as it moves forward into the future.


Robert is the Accessibility Officer for Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) in Canada and has been functioning, influencing, and engaging in the accessibility industry since 1999.

Robert joined AMI in 2011 as Director, Accessible Digital Media responsible for leading AMI’s efforts to improve the accessibility of digital media, develop AMI’s relationships with accessibility focused organizations and to liaise with the CRTC. In his role as Accessibility Officer, Robert’s focus is on maintaining AMI as a leader on media accessibility by setting accessibility standards, shaping organization policies and encouraging the development of industry solutions that contribute to creating an inclusive environment.