Carroll is committed to helping students with disabilities experience and enjoy equal access throughout their college career.

The purpose of the accessibility services office is to create equal access for students with disabilities to the full college experience in and out of the classroom. In order to ensure that students with disabilities can experience and enjoy equal access throughout their college career, faculty, staff, and administrators are provided with guidance and training regarding their specific roles.

This office will provide a “level playing field” for students who, due to disability, face an extraordinary challenge to their learning processes or otherwise to their ability to enjoy the full college experience. An appropriately accommodated student will face the same academic standards as any other student and will otherwise be treated as any other student is treated.

Apply for Accessibility Services

If you believe that you need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability, please contact Kathleen Gilboy in order to discuss your specific needs and to determine a reasonable accommodation plan. In order to receive support services for a disability, you will need to fill out our application and include thorough and up-to-date documentation of the disability.

Application for Support Services
for Students with Disabilities

Contact Assistant Professor Kathleen Gilboy, Accessibility Services Coordinator, O'Connell Hall 126 at (406) 447-4376 or


The list of accommodations, below, is not meant to be exhaustive. Through consults with each student and assessment of the student's disability documentation, the Accessibility Services Coordinator will build an accommodation plan that suits the particular needs of the individual student.

Accommodations: Tests

We provide testing services for students with disabilities that include an alternate testing site and test proctors.

  • Extra time for tests
  • Quiet test taking
  • Test reader
  • Scribe

Accommodations: Lectures/Classes

  • Preferential seating
  • Note takers
  • Lecture recordings
  • Note taking with laptop

Accommodations: Other

  • Electronic textbooks
  • Parking Pass
  • Alternative Seating (Chair, desk, etc)


  • Natural Reader
    • Text-to-speech
    • Free download, User friendly
  • eReader
    • Text-to-Speech
    • Free download
  • PDF Equalizer
    • Text-to-Speech
    • Allows reading of PDF documents
    • Cost: $99.95
  • Dragon Speak
    • Speech-to-Text & Text-to-Speech
    • Very easy and fast; program “learns” your speech patterns; grows more effective with persistent use
    • Cost: $99.99
  •  C-Pen
  • Learning All
    • Audiobook website (Audiobooks only)
    • Provide reading software for audiobooks
    • User friendly
  • eBooks
    • Easy to use search engine
    • Has textbooks and novels
    • Buying option e-texts (Not free)
  • Project Gutenberg
    • Free books online, only books with expired copyrights
    • No textbooks
  • Book Share
    • Free membership
    • World’s largest online library of accessible reading materials for people with print disabilities
    • Books, textbooks, newspapers, and magazines
  • Online Math Books
    • Free mathematics textbooks from the Georgia Tech School of Mathematics
    • Limited selection, with no search engine
  • Note: Check out and the textbook publishers to see if e-texts are available.
  • Tech Matrix
    • Website is user friendly
    • 300 products
  • C-Pen
  • Able Data
    • Objective information about assistive technology products and services, including distributors of technology products by state, and links to literature and publications on assistive technology.
  • The Family Center on Technology and Disability
    • Provides information on transitioning disability students from high school to college in regard to assistive technology.

Complaint Process

The Board of Trustees of Carroll College support the right of students with disabilities to have access to appropriate avenues for complaint when they believe their rights according to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) as amended, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended have been violated. The College has adopted this policy and the procedures below to address such alleged violations promptly and equitably. Read the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Student Complaint Policy


Contact Assistant Professor Kathleen Gilboy, Accessibility Services Coordinator, O'Connell Hall 126 at (406) 447-4376 or