Rozanne Travels to Africa To Kiss A Giraffe Written By Wildlife Children's Book Author And Donahoe Kearney Disabled Client
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Writing Despite Disabilities
We wrote before about our client who, despite hand/wrist disabilities and no computer, created the entire children's book on a tiny iPhone screen, dictated on Siri, and laid out on the Simpleprints app.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our client found herself in a more difficult situation yet created a totally new approach to reach children through virtual author visits to schools, libraries, and zoos leading "Imaginary Journey to the rainforests of Borneo to see orangutans" that goes beyond the book's first journey and behind the scenes. She provided written content, photos, design instructions, and links for all content to her web developer.
Rozanne was in solo quarantine with no help at all. She wasn't able to do much with her hand/wrist disabilities. She couldn't open boxes or even some restaurant take-out containers. In a Zoom age with all live-streaming on devices, she started quarantine with a very OLD flip phone held together with rubber bands kept for medical reasons (small, light, fits into hand) and also an iPhone 8 that has to get recharged 4x a day. The Apple store at Georgetown that had previously set up all of Weissman's iPhones closed before health clubs, and before the author could buy a new iPhone and get a new iPad set up. For faster internet speeds, Weissman had relied on her local library, health club, and Apple Store. ALL closed.
It wasn't until late July that Weissman found a tech person to set up a new iPhone and iPad Pro recommended by Apple Accessibility. And August to get new internet. She was driven by a big goal: she was booked for a live Z-TV 45-minute interview about her book, beyond the book, and her concerns about children today and the world we're leaving behind for them.
"My desire to transport children with me on journeys not only through the book but also through the "Imaginary Journey' to tap the creativity and innovation of today's 'zoomed out/zoned out' children' reveals Rozanne.
Like Rozanne, children will see MANY orangutans (in slideshow) as they travel in the rainforest with the world's leading primatologist on orangutans Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas. Rozanne likens this to "traveling with world-renowned Jane Goodall to see chimpanzees." They will see how orangutans move - illustrated in a video of beloved Bornean orangutan Redd on the O-line at the Smithsonian National Zoo.