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Method and System for Providing Virtual Accessibility Simulation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245379D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-04
Document File: 5 page(s) / 254K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for enabling a user to remotely take an assessment simulation test on a native application using virtual accessibility simulation without having to travel to an onsite test that is proctored.

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Method and System for Providing Virtual Accessibility Simulation

Disclosed is a method and system for enabling a user to remotely take an assessment simulation test on a native application using virtual accessibility simulation without having to travel to an onsite test that is proctored.

The method and system includes an assistive software application running on the user's local machine. The method and system further requires one or more virtual machines that have installed the necessary remote versions of assistive software and software applications necessary for conducting the assessment simulation test.

FIG. 1 illustrates a flow diagram depicting the overall usage of the method and system from a user's perspective in accordance with an embodiment.

Figure 1

As illustrated in FIG. 1, the user runs a local accessibility software at step 31. The user, then, receives an email or is given a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) from an assessment system at step 32. After receiving either the email or the URL, the user launches a web browser at step 33 to take an assessment simulation test given by a hiring company. When the user comes to a test simulation as part of the assessment simulation test, the user is presented with a link or a button to take the accessibility version of the assessment simulation test at step 34. When the user invokes the link or the button, the web browser launches a remote desktop connection to a remote virtual machine as indicated in steps 38 and 40.

Once the remote desktop connection to the remote virtual machine is launched, the user is then automatically logged into the remote virtual machine system at step 60. Inside the remote virtual machine is a simulation test that will use the native application as illustrated in step 62. Also running on the remote virtual machine is a remote version

of the accessibility software. The local accessibility software communicates with the

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remote accessibility software at step 63.

FIG. 2 illustrates a flow diagram describing the accessibility software interaction between the user's local machine and the remote virtual machine.

Figure 2

With the connection established between the local accessibility software and the remote accessibility software, the user can now take the assessment simulation test using the accessibility software giving the user the experience as if they are taking the simulated test locally on the user's machine. -When the user is done with the assessment simulation test, a controller service in the virtual machine will submit data back into the assessment system. -The user is then logged off and the remote desktop is closed at steps 65, 66, 43. -The user is then taken back to the browser to conclude the rest of the assessment.

FIG. 3 illustrates a flow diagram describing communication to and from a web server running simulation API and a reservation manager.

Figure 3

The technical implementation of the method and system are further describe...