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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.

Our Campus Map indicates accessible parking locations and accessible building entrances and we have also created an Accessible Route Map that displays accessible parking, entrances, and routes.

Apply for Accessibility Services

Carroll students requesting accommodations for academic or medical reasons (may include classroom/testing support, emotional support animal, physical mobility, or housing), please do the following:  

  • Complete the online application for Accessibility Accommodations.
  • If requesting an animal, review the Animals on Campus packet
  • Upload thorough and up-to-date documentation of your disability.
  • Schedule to meet with Kelly Zimmerman to discuss your specific needs and an accommodation plan

Online Application for Accessibility Accommodations

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Carroll students requesting accommodations for dietary needs (may include food allergies, dietary medical diagnosis, special diet, and nutritional concerns), please do the following:

  • Complete the online Nutrition Accommodations Form
  • Sodexo will reply to your form within three business days to schedule a meeting with you.
  • Schedule to meet with Kelly Zimmerman to discuss your specific needs after meeting with Sodexo.

Accessibility Request

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If you have additional questions, please contact:

Kelly Zimmerman, MA SPED 
Director of Accessibility Services 
Borromeo Hall 119 
(406) 447-4470

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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 Director of Accessibility Services will build an accommodation plan that suits the particular needs of each individual student.

Accommodations: Testing

We provide testing services for students with disabilities that include a reduced-distraction environment in the Carroll College Testing Center and test proctors.

  • Extra time for tests to include 1.5x or 2.0x
  • Quiet test environment
  • Test reader if indicated
  • Private room if indicated

Accommodations: In-Class

  • Preferential seating
  • Audio book alternative
  • Lecture recordings using talk-to-text technology
  • Typed note-taking

Accommodations: Other

  • Housing, Dietary, ESA Accommodations
  • Physical Mobility Accommodations
  • Sports Injury (short-term) Accommodations
  • Special Parking Pass

  • Natural Reader
    • Text-to-Talk
  • Glean
    • Lecture Recording
    • Talk-to-Text
  •  Vital Source
    • eBooks that read aloud
    • Creates notecards, highlighting, study tips
  • Audible
    • audiobooks through Amazon
  • Learning Ally
    • audiobooks for Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities
    • Lecture Recording
    • Talk-to-Text
  • Smartpens
    • Write-to-Type Technology
    • Records pens strokes and types your notes after you write them​​​​
  • Tactiq
    • Free with Chrome
    • Types online meetings (Google Meet, Zoom, etc.)
    • Highlights text from transcription
  • Project Gutenberg
    • Free ebooks with expired copyrights

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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities and private businesses that are open to the public. If you feel that you have not been able to access a Carroll program, or have been discriminated against based on your disability, please complete this form. Your compliant will be investigated and you will be contacted with the results, or how to further proceed. This form and process are designed to provide you with the opportunity to quickly and effectively resolve any issue(s) as they relate to the ADA and Carroll College.

Report Disability Discrimination

Questions from Students

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.  Current and prospective students with questions about accommodations for academic, housing or medical reasons may contact Carroll's Director of Accessibility Services:

Kelly Zimmerman- Director of Accessibility Services

(406) 447-4470

119 Borromeo Hall
Carroll College
1601 North Benton Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

Questions from Employees

All employees can find anti-discrimination, protection, and accommodation policies in the Staff Handbook. The Faculty Handbook, available to faculty on MyCarroll, contains additional anti-discrimination, protections, and accommodation 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 accessibility or accommodation in the workplace:

Karla Smith- Director of Human Resources

(406) 447-5501

214 O'Connell Hall
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 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 and we have also created an Accessible Route Map that displays accessible parking, entrances, and routes.

Accessibility On-Call

If you have an immediate accessibility need, please contact our 24/7/365 On-Call Phone at (406) 459-0540. For non-emergent accessibility needs, please contact the Campus Safety and Security Office:

Jason Grimmis - Director of Campus Safety and Security

(406) 447-4404

113 Borromeo Hall
Carroll College
1601 North Benton Avenue
Helena, MT 59625