Learn about the multiple Television options available to those who have accessibility needs and Shaw Business services. Explore accessibility feature such as Descriptive Video and AMI.
Closed Captioning (CC) provides a visual text display of what is being audibly said during a program or event. It is the responsibility of the broadcaster to include closed captioning in their shows. Learn more about how to enable/disable Closed Captioning
AMI - Accessibility Media Inc.
AMI TV - Accessibility Media Inc.
AMI-tv is the world's only network to broadcast all programs with open described video and closed captioning. Click here to learn more about AMI TV.
AMI-audio is a broadcast reading service offering full-text, spoken-word versions of current articles from leading newspapers and magazines. The channel makes local, regional, national, and international news available to viewers who are blind and vision-restricted, who have learning disabilities, or have physical and motor-skill disabilities.
To enable SAP on your TV:
- Locate the original remote that came with your Television (not the Shaw Remote)
- Press the MENU button and locate the AUDIO option
- Press the SAP, AUDIO or MTS button on your remote
- Ensure that you select either SAP or MTS, instead of Stereo or Mono
To enable SAP on your Digital Box:
- Press the MENU or SETTINGS button twice on your Shaw Remote for a full-screen Menu
- Scroll down the Menu until Setup is highlighted and press OK
- Select Audio Setup and press OK
- Ensure that the Default Audio Track is set to SAP
- Press the Exit button
Set up a list of favourites which you can access easily with one button on your Shaw Remote. For instructions on how to setup favourites, visit Classic Guide - How to set up your Favourites.
Descriptive Video (DVS)
Descriptive Video Service (DVS) is an aid for persons who are blind or vision-restricted. It provides a voiceover description of a program's key visual elements with narration inserted during natural pauses in program dialogue. DVS describes actions not otherwise reflected in the dialogue, such as the movement of a person within the scene. If DVS is offered in a program, video description can be turned on or off.
Full details on using Descriptive Video can be found on Television Accessibility Options: Descriptive Video Services