SignUp (SignUp Captions) is a fantastic initiative, revolutionising captions for the Deaf by providing a free-of-charge Google Chrome Extension that provides a sign language pop-up over films and TV shows on Disney+ and Netflix.

We noticed that the sign language captions were only available in American Sign Language, and so we contacted the founder, Mariella Satow to understand how we could help bring this to our UK audience of British Sign Language (BSL) users. Our specific role involved helping to source and screen the BSL interpreters and promotional work including the launch and ‘how-to’ videos ahead of the launch late 2022.

Watch the videos below to learn about the history of SignUp and SignUp UK.

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How to use SignUp for BSL in the UK:

We are delighted to be partnering with Deafness Support Network (DSN) for the launch of SignUp UK, providing British Sign Language (BSL) captioning on Disney+ movies. DSN approached SignUp and have been instrumental in our launch in the UK, the first country outside the United States where we have offered our service. DSN has provided a wonderful introduction to the Deaf community in the UK and has recruited an impressive group of BSL interpreters to work on movies for us. We are excited about what SignUp UK will become and very grateful to DSN for their support and enthusiasm.

Mariella Satow

Founder and CEO

SignUp Captions, Inc.

Dr. Jenna Littlejohn

Lisa Birtles