APPROXIMATE TIME

WOWI is an untimed assessment. You can take it at your own pace, take breaks as needed, and can come back to it where you left off.

Section Minutes
Career Interest Activities (CIA) 10-15
Career Training Potentials (CTP)* 30-40
Job Satisfaction Indicators (JSI) 8-10
TOTAL 48-65
*Add 30-45 minutes if administrating using a screen reader.

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS

You can take the WOWI on any desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone with internet access. This is an assessment tool — there are no 'pass' or 'fail' scores!

  1. We recommend you find a quiet place where you can concentrate and take the WOWI at your own pace.
  2. You will want to set aside enough time to complete at least one section.
  3. To start the WOWI, click on the “Log In” button at the top right of any page on our website. Log in using the User ID and password you have been given.
  4. Take breaks as needed. Simply log back in to continue. Your responses are saved as you go. You will be guided back to the last question where you left off.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Do not use a calculator, dictionary, Google or other aids. Scratch paper and pen/pencil is all that is required for the numerical section.
  7. Make an educated guess if you don't know the answer. If you select the response 'I don't know', it will be counted as incorrect.
  8. After answering all of the questions, make sure you press the submit button. The WOWI assessment is scored instantly and is immediately available to your counselor or assessment administrator.

As a provider of services to the blind and visually impaired, we recognize the importance of accessibility in assisting our clients in achieving independence. The ease with which our clients can navigate WOWI's website using JAWS and other screen readers has been a significant factor in helping our clients achieve autonomy.

—Dawn Jones, Manager of Employment Services and Performance Management, Cleveland Sight Center

We are very pleased with the way WOWI staff is so accommodating to the accessibility needs of those people who are blind and visually impaired, even modifying specific web features to be user friendly to those relying on screenreading software. Kudos to WOWI for excellent flexibility and responsiveness.

—Tony Jorgensen, Training Manager, Lighthouse for the Blind

We like the WOWI because it assesses so many different aspects of the individual’s interests, aptitudes, and personality to generate career options. It is not timed so can be used for clients who read slower or have dexterity issues such as individuals with Cerebral Palsy (CP).

—Becki Hoff, Regional Administrator, North Dakota DVR

WOWI’s comprehensive assessment provides good career information and feedback to those we serve and fits in well with our agency’s goals. WOWI has become a very useful and easy to use tool in our toolbox I very much appreciate you making the WOWI administration process so user friendly. Rock On!

—Paul Reamer, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor III, Alaska DVR

Screen Readers

Screen Readers empower users to hear content and navigate with the keyboard. This technology helps people who are blind or who have low vision to use information technology with the same level of independence as anyone else. Screen readers are also used by people with certain cognitive or learning disabilities, or users who simply prefer audio content over text.

How to Choose

The best choice for you will depends on the type of computer or smartphone that you have and the browser you prefer. Nearly all computers, tablets and smartphones have a screen reader function built in. Popular programs are JAWS and NVDA for Windows computers, VoiceOver for the Mac and iPhone, and TalkBack on Android.

JAWS®

Job Access With Speech screen reader logo

WOWI offers a version of the assessment that omits the spatial-form area in the Career Training Potentials section and is compatible with the JAWS® screen reader.

Helpful Hints ›

Go to JAWS Keystrokes

ChromeVox

Chrome screen reader logo

ChromeVox is a free screen reader that can be downloaded as a Google Chrome browser extension for desktop and laptop computers.

Go to: Add to Chrome

NVDA

Job Access With Speech screen reader logo

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader for use with computers running on Windows.

Download

Edge screen reader

Chrome screen reader logo

The new Microsoft Edge comes with built-in accessibility options to help you browse the web in a way that best suits your needs.

Accessibility features

WOWI Career Assessment uses comprehensive scientific techniques to incorporate career interests, work-related skills & work styles to find the best career matches.
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