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Days Elapsed Indicator On PC Monthly Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102937D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brewer, SC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a means of indicating days elapsed and current day on a graphical monthly calendar displayed on a PC screen which is not color-based.

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Days Elapsed Indicator On PC Monthly Calendar

      This article describes a means of indicating days elapsed and
current day on a graphical monthly calendar displayed on a PC screen
which is not color-based.

      Using color to indicate changes of state can cause difficulty
for those people who are color-blind or visually impaired.  To avoid
this problem, we propose that the user be able to choose a diagonal
slash across the space showing the days elapsed on a monthly calendar
display (see figure 1), and that the current day be circled.  These
indicators are simple to code, non-intrusive, and make it simple to
see, at-a-glance, the current day of the month in context with the
rest of the month and the current week.  The indicator will work on
very small displays as well as very large ones without any real loss
of clarity.

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