Cara Nye, Director of Production, AMI-tv, for Accessible Media Inc.: Cara has close to 30 years of production experience, having previously worked for CHUM/Rogers supporting such networks as MuchMusic, Citytv, OMNI, FX Canada, OLN and Bio. Since joining AMI-tv in 2012, Cara is responsible for all internal and outsourced productions, including the weekly magazine-style show, AMI This Week; Challenges and Change with Craig Oliver; the documentary series Our Community and original documentaries like StopGap: The Luke Anderson Story and Still Beautiful. Additionally, Cara has acted as Production Executive on such commissioned AMI-tv series as Menu Match-Up, produced in partnership with the Scott Brothers; Season 1 of the ongoing series Mind Set Go; and the accessible gardening series, Growing Sense.
Cara and her team at AMI are dedicated to creating accessible content for all Canadians. Through a production process called Integrated Described Video (IDV), AMI embeds audio description directly into the programs they produce, providing a seamless and inclusive experience for the blind or partially sighted viewer. This is done without adding the traditional post-production Described Video track. Along with AMI’s team of DV/IDV Specialists, Cara’s production staff ensures that all internal productions, as well as content and programming created in partnership with outside production houses, is 100% accessible and qualifies as “described” in the eyes of the CRTC. Applying the IDV method of production ensures that the integrity of the program, as envisioned by the producers, is not altered in a post-production environment, but included in all stages: pre-production, production and post.