Marla Roll, M.S., OTR
Director of Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)

Assistant Professor

Marla serves as Director of the Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC), which seeks to ensure equal access to technology and electronic information for Colorado State University students and employees with disabilities. She coordinates the services, education, outreach and research activities of the center. Marla oversees a staff that is committed to creating a campus technology climate that considers ALL users.

Services of the ATRC include:

  • Assistive technology assessment, training, accommodations and loans.
  • Consultation regarding ergonomic, accessibility, and universal design considerations for computing environments.
  • Consultation and education regarding accessible and universally designed course materials and web content.
  • Community outreach in regard to assistive technology resources and information.

During her academic career, Marla has been involved in research and grant related projects that consider ways technology can enhance people‚Äôs participation in their chosen occupations. These have included projects that consider universal design for learning, assistive technology for intellectual disabilities, and most recently use of brain computer interface (BCI) as a means for interaction with the environment.  

Additionally, she teaches in the Occupational Therapy program. Her academic focus is in regard to optimizing participation through assistive and mainstream technology and universal design as it relates to technology. She is also drawn to non-traditional and consultative Occupational Therapy models and services.  

Personal time is spent enjoying the outdoors and nature through cycling, travel, camping and skiing and she especially enjoys doing those activities with her teenage son.

Marla Roll

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