The voice of Elsa herself has spoken! You may have heard about the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend social media campaign, where Disney fans want the studio behind Frozen to give Princess Elsa a female love interest in Frozen 2. Well, Idina Menzel is all about it if Disney decides to go that route. "Love is an Open Door." Here's hoping Disney will start to allow a greater variety of loves to walk through it.Read More
Myrijam Stoetzer and Paul Foltin placed first in an engineering competition for German youths with the wheelchair design they built; it's an eye-controlled wheelchair with low-cost parts, such as 3D-printed wheels.Read More
Alexander Siddig has recently joined Game of Thrones as Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne - and while no one can ever replace Pedro Pascal in our hearts, Siddig is doing a great job so far as his brother (though Ellaria Sand might disagree with us there). Spoiler-y things for Doran's character follow.Read More
Wow, high school got cool.
Sixteen-year-old Mohammad Sayed, a student at Cambridge's experimental high school NuVu, initially wanted to "make a wheelchair that flies and go under water" for a class project. “But [my teacher] said we need to start small and then go big.”Read More
The TARDIS is just the beginning.
Stephie Luff attended Hurricane Who as Rose, and in an excellent display of mother-daughter teamwork, her mom came along as the TARDIS.Read More
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Have you ever walked through a clothing store or passed a shop window and wished there were a mannequin that looked more like you? I have, and I'm a person with a disability so you can imagine how interested I was to see this project put together by a Zurich advocacy group called Pro Infirmis. The project, done as part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities is called "Because who is perfect? Get closer." Miss Handicap 2010 Jasmine Rechsteiner, radio host and film critic Alex Oberholzer, athlete Urs Kolly, blogger Nadja Schmid, and actor Erwin Aljukić all volunteered to participate and have mannequins designed to their personal specifications.Read More
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We all know duct tape has thousands of uses but I'm not quite sure strapping one of my friends on my back so she can go surfing was one I would have thought of. Thankfully Tyron Swan did, and his friends' mom, Pascale Honore, has benefited greatly from it. Find out more about this surfing duo on Facebook and help support their journey here. (via HyperVocal) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Dog Pushes Wheelchair During Flood, Makes Everyone Feel Better About Natural Disasters in General [Video]
Oh god the easy stereotypical joke is coming I can't stop it he -- IN RUSSIA, DOG WALKS YOU.
Usually I consider myself a cat person, but even I know that dogs beat cats in the "being useful" department most of the time. For one thing, I sure know that my cat would never push my wheelchair to safety in the middle of a flooded street like this dog was caught doing in Russia. And she certainly wouldn't look so gosh darned happy about it. Also, if I had a wheelchair, she'd probably sit in it while I was asleep and refuse to get out of it to let me in. Wait, why am I a cat person again?Read More
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The tongue is a strong muscle that plays a role in our ability to speak and digest (and taste) food. But for paralyzed individuals, the tongue could also be the key to gaining some mobility. Researchers at Northwestern University, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and the Shepherd Center in Atlanta have launched a clinical trial of a tongue drive system for wheelchairs. The system is based on first piercing users' tongues with a magnetic stud. A headset with sensors that can read the magnetic signals emitted from the piercing is worn by the user, who moves their tongue to signal the desired movements of their wheelchair. For example, pointing the tongue to the upper left corner of the mouth will signal the wheelchair to move forward.Read More