Health and Human Sciences


Occupational Therapy


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Education

Areas of Expertise

Accessible Technology

Marla Roll

Roll is the director of the Assistive Technology Resource Center, dedicated to ensuring all Colorado State University students and employees can access and benefit from educational technology on campus.

Roll coordinates the services, education, outreach and research activities of the center, which seeks to ensure equal access to technology and electronic information for those with disabilities. She also serves on the University’s Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee.

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

Roll also teaches in the Occupational Therapy program. Her academic focus is on optimizing participation through assistive and mainstream technology and universal design as it relates to technology.

Roll earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in occupational therapy from Colorado State University.