Closer Look: Motherhood Beyond Bars Founds State’s First Prison Doula Program; Conference Uses Tech To Increase Accessibility For People Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired

Amy Ard, executive director of Motherhood Beyond Bars, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss the founding of the state’s first prison doula program.
Amy Ard, executive director of Motherhood Beyond Bars, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss the founding of the state’s first prison doula program.
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Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on President Donald Trump’s visit to Atlanta today.
  •  And, in other news, the United States Supreme court is set to hear oral arguments next week over the Trump administration’s push to rescind the DACA program, also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
  • 08:08: Amy Ard, executive director of Motherhood Beyond Bars, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to discuss the founding of the state’s first prison doula program.
  • 25:13: More than 200 participants gathered in Atlanta this week for an executive leadership conference, organized by VisionServe Alliance, that exhibited new technologies for those who are blind or visually impaired. Lee Nasehi, president and CEO of VisionServe Alliance, Greg Aikens, a senior technology instructor for Atlanta’s Center for the Visually Impaired, and Sharon Giovinazzo, president and CEO of World Services for the Blind, met the “Closer Look” team at the conference for a conversation about how technology can be used to increase accessibility.
More than 200 participants gathered in Atlanta this week for an executive leadership conference, organized by VisionServe Alliance, that exhibited new technologies for those who are blind or visually impaired. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler)
More than 200 participants gathered in Atlanta this week for an executive leadership conference, organized by VisionServe Alliance, that exhibited new technologies for those who are blind or visually impaired. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.