Accessibility

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 kagilboy@carroll.edu.

Accommodations

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)

Resources

  • 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 amazon.com 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

The College has adopted a set of Equal Opportunity Grievance Procedures. These procedures may be used when a faculty, staff, or student believes there has been a violation of Carroll College’s Equal Opportunity Policy (including discrimination or harassment based on a protected class, sexual misconduct, or retaliation) or other equal opportunity laws by a faculty, staff member, student, or vendor or other non-employee. The procedure also addresses complaints or reports of retaliation against those who have opposed practices prohibited under Carroll’s Equal Opportunity Policy, those who have filed complaints or reports under this policy, and those who have testified or otherwise participated in enforcement of this policy or Carroll’s Equal Opportunity Policy.

Questions from Students?

Contact Assistant Professor Kathleen Gilboy, Accessibility Services Coordinator, O'Connell Hall 126 at (406) 447-4376 or kagilboy@carroll.edu. The Student Handbook contains the Notice of Nondiscrimination, student Title IX policy, Equal Opportunity Statement, Disabilities and Access policies (including the complaint process), and the Equal Opportunity Grievance Procedures. 

Questions from Employees?

All employees can find anti-discrimination, protections, and accomodation policies in the Staff Handbook. The Faculty Handbook, available to faculty on MyCarroll, contains additional anti-discrimination, protections, and accomodation statements under Article IX: Personnel Policies. Any employee or applicant for a position should contact the Director of Human resources to file a discrimination complaint, report discrimination, or ask questions regarding accessibiliyt or accomodation in the workplace:

Karla Smith- Director of Human Resources
(406) 447-5501
klsmith@carroll.edu

Office of Human Resources
Carroll College
1601 North Benton Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

Questions from Visitors?

Campus visitors should contact the Visit Coordinator in the Office of Admission at (406)447-4384 or email visit@carroll.edu to schedule their visit. The College is able to provide accommodations to anyone visiting campus, including, but not limited to, prospective students and families, athletic event spectators, alumni, or conference/event attendees. Our Campus Map indicates accessible parking locations and accessible building entrances.