Using Disney Plus with
What is Disney Plus?
Disney Plus is an online streaming service. You
can watch unlimited TV shows and movies from The best of Disney,
Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. These shows and
movies range from new releases to classics.
Where do I go to sign up?
To sign up to Disney Plus you need to go to the
following web page at https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/
You will need to setup an account. You also have 7 days to trial
it out to see if it has the content you want before you start
paying for the service.
What accessibility features does
Disney Plus have?
To find out which accessibility features Disney+
has please go to the following link at https://help.disneyplus.com/csp?id=csp_article_content&sys_kb_id=1fe5eadcdbc940d03c0cf158bf9619aa
Single letter navigation keys and
other keys that can be used with NVDA
The Disney plus interface is a web interface and
very usable with NVDA. The following single letter navigation keys
can be used: B for buttons, D for landmarks, F for form fields, G
for graphics, H for headings, K for links, N for non linked text,
U for unvisited links, V for visited links.
You will also use the following keys: the left, right, up and down
arrow keys. The Ctrl key + Home key to get to the top of the page
and the Ctrl key + End key to get to the bottom of the page. You
can also use the elements list in NVDA. Using the Shift key
with a single letter navigation key will take you back up the page
by that element.
The Escape key can also be used to close some sections.
The Alt key + left arrow key will take you back a page while the
Alt key + right arrow key will take you back into a page you just
came from. The Enter key will take you into a page.
Pressing the Spacebar will activate a button.
The NVDA key + down arrow key will read the page or NVDA key + A
key if using a laptop. The Tab and Shift Tab keys can be used.
Seeing what other offerings are
available from Disney Plus
At the top of the main screen after you have
located the "Select this to skip down to the content on this
screen" button, press the Spacebar on it. You can then jump
through all the different sections in Disney Plus with the letter
H for headings. Then, you can use your arrow keys etcetera to see
what is there. If you press the Spacebar on the "Select this to
skip down to the content on this screen" button, you can then
arrow down to see these other sections. If you press Enter on any
of the following links, they will give you lists of movies/shows
that were made by Disney.
The following are links to other Disney offerings:
Pressing the Enter key will take you to another page where you can
jump down by heading, then use the arrow keys to see what is
The following button is used to get to your
settings, account and also to log out. Please see at the bottom of
the page on how to log out of Disney Plus.
If you press the Enter key on this button, then change to focus
mode in NVDA, then tab a couple of times, you will get the
following: (For example home link, search link, watchlist link,
originals, movies link, series link, then menu). If you press the
Spacebar on the menu, you can then arrow down to log out.
The search link under profiles
If you want to search for any shows, locate the
search link, then press the Enter key on it. The next screen that
comes up will let you search by title, character, or genre. Just
type in the edit field what you wish to look for and then go
through the results.
Use the arrow keys to go through the results.
Profile. Select this to expand a dropdown to change profiles and
Information about the movie/show
You will need to find a movie to watch, then
start playing it. There are plenty to choose from. If you wanted
to watch The Mandalorian, after you have located it, press the
Enter key on it. Another page will come up. Go to the top of the
page, then arrrow down to the name of the show/movie. If you have
watched the movie before or just a little you will get the
following as you arrow down the page:
RESUME or there will be a play button.
Add the current title to your watchlist
rating_oflc_m2019 - 2020 • 2 seasons • Science Fiction,
S1: E1 Chapter 1: The Mandalorian
In the lawless aftermath of the collapse of the Galactic Empire,
an armored bounty hunter known only as The Mandalorian takes on a
well-paying yet cryptic assignment.
In the additional content tab selector on the details screen.
If you press the Enter key on this tab, then you can read the
extra information below it about actors and what it's about
Turning on audio description in the
Press the Enter key on the play or resume button
and while it is playing you will need to do the following. You
might have to Tab or Shift Tab a couple of times until you hear
NVDA say "video player disney plus" then tab a couple more times
until you hear NVDA say settings; then press the Spacebar. You
will then need to tab a couple of times to the audio section or
then arrow down quickly through this section until you get to
audio track picker. Next, locate English Audio Description; then
press the Enter key on it to take effect. If you are lucky and
click on the settings button, you may even be able to jump down to
the audio section by headings. Then, arrow down to English Audio
Description and press the Enter key. The drop down menu does not
stay up for long. If the show has an audio described track you
should now start hearing it with it being audio described.
Locating the buttons on the Disney
When you have the show playing (with audio
description if it has it), if you want to go back to the top of
the screen - while the show/movie is still playing - then tab a
few times, if you go past the settings button you will hear the
following options on the player. Options include quick rewind,
button pause, quick button fast forwards, button volume toggle
button which seems to mute the show/movie, the full screen button
and the slidebar. While on the slidebar (while the movie is
playing) use either the left or right arrow keys - either to
rewind or fast forwards quickly through the movie. Do not let the
arrow key off until you get to where you want to be. The time will
be spoken out in either direction and also the length of the
You will need to hold down the Spacebar on the rewind or fast
forward button to skip back or forwards 10 seconds in the
show/movie. Take your finger off the Spacebar, then it will start
Audio Description on Disney+
The following web page will help you to find
movies/shows that are audio described on Disney Plus. The link to
this page is https://www.insightfulllife.com/audio-description-on-disney-by-year/
Casting to a Chromecast on a TV
To be able to cast to a Chromecast on a TV, the
Google chrome browser was used. You will need to go back to the
top of the page (while the movie/show is playing), then tab a
couple of times. You should hear NVDA say Disney Plus button or
the word button. Tab until you hear NVDA say Chromecast button,
then press the Spacebar. A pop up screen will come up then you can
tab through the available Chromecasts that you have in the house.
Press the Enter key on the one you want, then it will start
casting to that Chromecast (for example lounge room).
To log out of Disney Plus
Press the Spacebar on the Profile button. You
will have to Tab then Shift Tab back. You will then hear Menu.
Press the Spacebar on it, then arrow down the list.
When the submenu comes up, you will then need to arrow down the
following until you get to log out (for example add profiles, edit
profiles, app settings, account, help and log out).
If you use a touch device the Disney Plus app is
very usable with a screen reader. Disney Plus on a Samsung TV, is
very usable with Voice guide. If you also have Disney Plus on your
Android phone along with the Google Home app and a Chromecast on
your TV, you can now (in the Google home app) link Disney plus so
that you can use voice commands to play, pause, rewind, fast
forwards etcetera the show/movie with your voice.