What channels do you offer for visually-impaired customers?

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Specialty Channels

Cogeco offer 4 channels featuring content specifically intended for people who are blind or visually-impaired:

  • AMI Audio (in Ontario)
  • AMI TV (in Ontario and Quebec)
  • AMI-télé-FR (in Ontario and Quebec)
  • Canal M (in Quebec)

Described Video Service

Most Canadian broadcasters also offer a few programs with Described Video Service (DVS) as part of their regular programming schedule. During periods of silence throughout the program, a voice-over will provide descriptions of a program’s key visual elements that are not reflected in the dialogue (character movements, place descriptions, etc.). For a list of programs with DVS available, please consult AMI’s DV Guide, or call 1-855-855-1144.

DVS availability is usually indicated at the start of a program and by the logo below, and can be enabled several ways:

  • Through your TV: Most TVs have an SAP (Secondary Audio Programming) or MTS (Multichannel Television Sound) feature that can be activated through the menu options, or by pressing an SAP/MTS button on the remote. Once this is done, if described video is available for the selected program, then this service will be turned on.
  • With your Cogeco remote: If you have one of our “Big Button” remotes, you can press the A button to easily activate and deactivate DVS. For more information, see our article on the Big Button remote.

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For more information on using Described Video with your EPICO service, see here.

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