Google Chrome Extension Allows On-Screen ASL Signing For Disney+ Movies

An exciting advancement in movie captioning for the Deaf community has now been made available to Disney+ subscribers.

SignUp, a free-of-charge Google Chrome Extension, will be providing ASL captioning over three Disney animated films for now with more coming in the near future.

Image courtesy of Maine Hands & Voices

The following movies are available now with this service: Moana, Zootopia, and The Incredibles.

Image courtesy of Maine Hands & Voices

The ASL captioning allows for a live interpreter to sign along with or without the written captions.

As the SignUp website describes: “SignUp was founded because many young people from the Deaf community find written captions indescriptive, or even absent from media sites. A 2017 study showed that 80% of children who signed face challenges with reading – making written captions inaccessible. It will also be used as a learning tool for ASL students. SignUp is a fun way for kids (and adults!) to enjoy mainstream movies.”

Disney+ users can download the free-to-use extension through the SignUp website and there is even a “How To” video as well.

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