TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 26, 2017) - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that the 2017 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship campaign will launch Monday, February 6. Entering its sixth year, the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship program offers much needed financial assistance to students with a disability. The scholarship was renamed in 2016 in memory of AMI's former Accessibility Officer, Robert Pearson, who passed away suddenly in December 2015.In 2017, AMI will once again collaborate with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to administer the program and engage students with disabilities from across the country. Two $5,000 bursaries will be awarded to two deserving students with a permanent disability; one from the English community and one from the French. The AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship launches February 6 and concludes April 30, 2017. Complete rules and regulations are available at and at For further information on AMI and its programs and initiatives, please visit or Follow us on Twitter: @AccessibleMediaLike us on Facebook: Accessible Media Inc.About Accessible Media Inc.Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI's mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians. To learn more visit and AMItele.caAbout NEADSSince its founding in 1986, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada. For further information please visit: www.neads.caFor more information, please contact:Janis Davidson PressickMarketing and Communications Manager800-567-6755 ext. 0971janis.davidsonpressick@ami.caFrank SmithNational Coordinator, NEADS(613) 380-8065 ext.