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Impossible is Nothing Robert Pearson Director, Accessible Digital Media August 26 th, Montreal.

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1 Impossible is Nothing Robert Pearson Director, Accessible Digital Media August 26 th, Montreal

2 Accessible Media Inc., (AMI) Making Media Accessible to all Canadians Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services, VoicePrint and The Accessible Channel – TACtv, and a companion website (www.ami.ca). AMI serves Canadians who are blind, low vision, deaf or hearing impaired. TACtv is the world’s only network to broadcast all programs with open described video and closed captioning. VoicePrint is the world’s largest broadcast reading service making local, national and international news and information accessible.

3 Impossible

4 your accessibility your #a11y

5 Two years ago, a young man aged 32 lies in a bed in the Cardiac Intensive Care Ward. He is unconscious. A ventilator helps him breathe. A dialysis machine is cleaning his blood. There are fourteen bags of drugs hanging above him with leads into his intravenous. This is his 10 th transfusion in the past two weeks. There will be 12 more. The crash cart is beside the bed.

6 He has been shocked 12 times. There will be 13 more times. Two weeks ago, he had heart failure, which then resulted in failure of his kidneys, lungs & his liver. Since that time, he has almost died three times. The doctors tell his wife and his parents that he will probably live, but this – being unconscious and on life support – may be as good as it will get.

7 Patience. – Good things come to those wait. – You simply have to the patience to wait it out.

8 Appreciation. – A cold glass of clean ice water. – Outside air.

9 Understand your emotions and your instincts. – Reflect. – Survive.

10 Fear nothing. – Say it like it is and accept that it is what it is. – Prosper and prevail rather than perish from the pain.

11 Love the ones you love. – Love them as much as you possibly can. – Keep family and friends close.

12 You have to want it.

13 Why not be extraordinary? – Anything is possible.

14 I’m possible

15 Thank you. Contact


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