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Indicating Errors to Deaf Operators

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052487D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Houghton, DK Mitchell, JN [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a technique for prompting deaf operators of an information processing system with a display that an error has occurred. Our technique takes advantage of an operators peripheral vision by flashing the entire display screen instead of just a small area. This way of indicating error conditions is also useful for hearing operators in a high noise environment.