Late Night Accessibility on YouTube

interaction
A data visualisation comparing two late night talk show hosts's YouTube videos with a focus on which videos had closed captionning.
Client
Recognition
Project Type
interaction
Project Year
2021

As an advocate for inclusivity and accessibility on the web, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at 6 late night talk show hosts and how accessible their YouTube videos are in the first fiscal quarter of 2020, by taking a look at how many of their videos have embedded subtitles. Using the coding program Processing, this visualisation updates live based on which late night talk show hosts are selected (between Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brien, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers), which month is selected, and gives more information on each individual video such as the amount of likes, dislikes, view count, video duration, and date the video was posted.

Each group consisting of a white outline and filled ellipse is a different video posted on the month selected by a given late night talk show host. The fill of the ellipse determines whether the video posted had subtitles (if filled in red) or not. The diameter of this filled ellipse dictates duration of the video, while the diameter of the white outline dictates the amount of views the video received. When each video is hovered on, more information on the video is displayed in the top right corner. Adjusting the sliders filters out the videos to dive deeper into the data.

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