The Center For Student Life and Wellness is Open!


Our Business hours are 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. 
The mission of Student Accessibility Services at Carroll University is to assist in creating a campus community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the educational environment. Student Accessibility Services provides assistance to students who have supplied appropriate documentation evidencing disabilities that range from mild to severe in nature.
Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
·           Learning disabilities ·           Blindness
·           Attention deficit disorder ·           Deaf or hard of hearing
·           Traumatic brain injury ·           Emotional and mental challenges

Carroll University is committed to making otherwise qualified students with disabilities full participants in its programs, courses, services and activities. We are guided by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments (ADAA) of 2008. Individuals will receive reasonable accommodations according to their needs and the documentation of their disability.
If you have questions about disabilities or disability services, contact us at, or call 262-524-7335.  Our regular business hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday.

Semester Release Form Needed Each Semester

Test Scheduling Form

This PDF form is meant to work on a Mac or PC but you need to install Adobe Reader free from the web if you don't already have it. It's important to save a copy of the blank form to your computer first. Then reopen, fill out and save again with a unique title for EACH form. Then attach that form to your email and send to & to your professor. 

Step 1:  Make sure you and your professor agree on the date/time you will take the test here.

Step 2:  Use the test form (above) and fill out the top portion.

Step 3:  Email the form to and to your professor.

If you do not receive a same day confirmation, please follow up with 

We recommend scheduling at least a week in advance, but no later than the deadlines on the form (you were given this information in your accommodation orientation.)

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Electronic Text Requests

If you've been granted the Electronic Text Accommodation at your meeting with Marty Bledsoe, the Director of Student Accessibility Services, these are the forms to request your textbooks in electronic format.

You also need to be oriented to Kurzweil Firefly text-to-speech application. If you have not already scheduled your orientation, please contact our office at 262-524-7335.

IMPORTANT:  You need to provide proof of purchase of your books, so submit your receipts with your book requests.

Use the first form below to request your book and the second form to tell us what sections/chapters you need prepared from the book and by when. This helps us plan our workflow. You can type the information into the form, save it to your computer and then attach it to an email to Sarah Bennett, Administrative Assistant at

Please contact our office at 262-524-7335 if you have any questions or need clarification.

While Student Accessibility Services is not able to provide accommodations such as extra time on tests for anyone other than students with documented and diagnosed disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, we do offer these options as possible resources.

•Joelle Curry in the Learning Commons has a language tutor program, which might benefit you.
•Megan Couch is in the Office of International Education and can connect you to the international student community and their events.
•Jeff McNamara and the Student Success office is working with international students to help engage and interact more closely with students that have English as a second language.

Carroll University Office of Student Accessibility Services makes arrangements for students with temporary disabilities on a provisional basis each semester. Conditions that might be considered a temporary disability may include but are not limited to: surgery, concussion, and post-surgical disabilities. Examples of accommodations might include moving classrooms, notifications to professors, note takers, and/or electronic textbooks depending upon the condition.

To make an appointment with Marty Bledsoe, Director of Student Accessibility Services, please call 262-524-7335, email (, or stop into Student Accessibility Services 8 am to 4:30 pm Mon.-Fri.

Additional Resources
•Office of Student Life– Student Life can send an official notice to your professors should you need to miss class due to your temporary condition
•Office of Student Success – Student Success can assist you in outlining the challenges academically you might have in your classes and make suggestions going forward
•Office of the Registrar – The Registrar’s Office can help you in possibly switching a class location should you have difficulty in getting to class
•Public Safety Shuttle – the shuttle can assist with transportation needs
•Office of Student Accessibility Services – Student Accessibility Services can provide an NCR notebook for you to give a friend to take notes and provide a copy of those notes


To Schedule an Accommodation Meeting

To schedule an appointment with Marty Bledsoe to discuss accommodations, please e-mail Student Accessibility at

or call 262-524-7335 (Regular business hours are Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm; Summer Business Hours are Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm, Friday 8-12pm)

Martha Bledsoe, M.Ed

Director of Student Accessibility Services 
The Center for Student Life and Wellness
Ph. 262.524.7335   Fax: 262-524-6892  

Sarah M. Bennett

Administrative Assistant for Student Accessibility & the Walter Young Counseling Center
Ph. 262.524.7621  Fax: 262-524-6892 
Student Accessibility is located at The Center for Student Life and Wellness: 304 N. East Avenue. Waukesha WI 53186.

Where to go for testing for ADHD or Classroom Accommodations

Instructions for diagnosticians, psychologists and other professionals


A student may request information from their disability record be sent to or discussed with other parties by providing this form to Student Accessibility Services. We also ask that this form be submitted when a student wants copies of file records for him/herself. 

Disability records are kept separate from academic, disciplinary and medical records to ensure each student's privacy and confidentiality. No information is released without the knowledge and written consent of the student, except for those rare instances where disability services is required by law to reveal particular information.
For more Student Accessibility policy information, please click on the Policies document above. 

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Appeals Information and Form

You may choose to use the form below to submit your written appeal as directed in this appeals process document.

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Housing Accommodations for First Time Applicants

All decisions are made on a case by case basis and are based on the severity of the disability and the documentation that accompanies the request. Confirmation of your housing accommodation will be made via email upon receipt and review of your documentation.

Students requesting special consideration for housing based on a documented disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act must provide the Housing Accommodation Request form and the Disability Documentation form to Martha (Marty) Bledsoe, Director of The Office of Student Accessibility Services, located at Student Accessibility Services.

Housing accommodation requests received after June 1 will be reviewed, but cannot be guaranteed. Even if the accommodation is approved through this office, Housing may not necessarily be able to immediately fulfill your specific request. If that is the case you will be put on a waiting list.

Student and/or parent completes and submits to Student Accessibility Services. Documentation from a doctor regarding the disability must also be submitted (see below).   

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The student's diagnostician (doctor, psychologist or other professional) completes and submits to Student Accessibility Services. Addresses/methods to submit are at the bottom of the form.


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Service and Emotional Support Animals

Call Student Accessibility Services at 262-524-7335 to make an appointment with Martha (Marty) Bledsoe regarding a service or emotional support animal. You will need in hand your doctor's documentation (below) which states you are in ongoing therapy and the animal is part of a long-term treatment plan. Also, you will need the City of Waukesha animal license (for cat or dog only), a health certificate and proof of required vaccinations for your animal, and animal emergency contact information. Please bring these items to your appointment.

Before your appointment, review the first three forms below. Do not initial or sign the forms--that must take place at your appointment. If you intend on bringing your animal back to campus next year all required paperwork must be resubmitted each year. To do so, contact Student Accessibility Services to make an appointment with Martha (Marty) Bledsoe to renew your request before bringing your animal back to campus.

The Federal Trade Commission ( FTC)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been asked to investigate websites that purport to provide documentation from a health care provider in support of requests for an ESA. The websites in question offer documentation that is not reliable for purposes of determining whether an individual has a disability or disability-related need for an ESA because the website operators and health care professionals who consult with them lack the personal.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been asked to investigate websites that purport to provide documentation from a health care provider in support of requests for an ESA. The websites in question offer documentation that is not reliable for purposes of determining whether an individual has a disability or disability-related need for an ESA because the website operators and health care professionals who consult with them lack the personal.

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  • Students who have previously been granted a housing accommodation do not need to resubmit documentation to Student Accessibility Services to receive the accommodation for the next semester or year. For service or assistance animals, refer to information in the section about Service animals.
  • When filling out the online housing application, click "yes" to the question asking whether the student will request housing accommodations.
  • Follow up with Housing concerning your accommodation, and about housing questions in general.
  • Deadlines for housing are still the same for students with disabilities as for other students.
  • Your placement in the residence hall can be anywhere on campus that satisfies the requested accommodation. Student Accessibility Services only verifies the disability; we do not make placements or answer roommate questions. Direct those inquiries to Housing.
  • If you have any questions regarding your disability please do not hesitate to contact Disability Services at 262-524-7335, or


Students who need accessible classroom locations because of a permanent mobility disability should contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services as soon as their schedule is finalized.