November 2015

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.

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VIRN Christmas Dinner

Graphic of a red VIRN Christmas stocking with white snowflakes.
“Share the warmth of the season with family & friends."

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Cocktails: 4:30 PM
Dinner: 5:30 PM
Event ends at 8:00 PM

Lions Manor - Harvey Hall
Main Floor
320 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg

Great bus service and plenty of parking.

$25.00 Per Person
(payable in advance or at door)
Cash Bar

Join in with some carols & joyful sing along.

Everyone Is Welcome!
Limited Space Available.

VIRN Baord Director Chosen To Lay Wreath in Gillam, MB

Photo of Ross Martin with a young person carrying a Remembrance Day wreath.
"Our Northern Pride" Ross Martin, VIRN Board Director

We are very proud of Ross Martin, VIRN Board Director

Laid wreath on behalf of Niki Ashton, MP, for Government of Canada, at Gillam Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Saskatoon Transit Increases Accessibility For Riders

More Good News For Our Community

In partnership with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, as part of an
ongoing effort to increase accessibility and provide riders with improved
service, Saskatoon Transit is pleased to announce Automatic Announcements on
City buses. This automated service provides a verbal announcement and visual
cue of an upcoming bus stop, ensuring that riders do not miss their
destination.

Automated Stop Announcements Coming to Regina Buses

Photo of Amber-Joy Body at new accessible bus stop.
Amber-Joy Boyd - Interviews With Regina Media

For Amber-Joy Boyd, to hear “Broad Street and 1st Avenue North” piped through a Regina bus’s sound system means, “So much stress — just gone.”

On Tuesday, Boyd got to experience Regina Transit’s new audible stop announcement system for the first time. The $90,000 system, to be installed on all 115 buses by January, announces the cross-street of each stop.

Photo of Amber-Joy Boyd published by Leader Post Regina

Regina Transit Installs Audible Stop Announcement System and Accessible Bus Stops

Regina, November 3, 2015

News Release

Regina Transit Installs Audible Stop Announcement System and Accessible Bus Stops

Regina Transit will introduce an audible stop announcement (ASA) system on its conventional transit buses. The audible system will announce each upcoming stop along the route. This will benefit all customers, in particular, persons with low vision and those new to Regina. Regina’s system is expected to be running by the end of January 2016.

Computer Lab Time Log

Computer Lab Time Logging Form

Thank you for taking the time to log your use of the VIRN computer lab. We use this important information to help with the allocation of resources to support and enhance VIRN's computer lab in the future.