Vera Tillmann (b. 1979) wrote her PhD dissertation on “Participation in the Transportation System in the Life of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities”. Her other interests include participatory aspects in sport-related contexts, sexuality in the life of persons with intellectual disabilities as well as accessibility (traffic and spatial design).
Vera Tillmann studied Educational Science at the Technische Universität Dortmund with a focus on pedagogics for persons with intellectual disabilities. After spending a year abroad in California, she established and managed a service to support families in Menden, a service integrated in the Verein für Körper- und Mehrfachbehinderte e.V. [Association for Persons with Physical and Multiple Disabilities]. From 2007 to 2014, she worked at the Technische Universität Dortmund: initially as a Research Assistant then as an Adjunct Teacher at the Chair of Rehabilitation and Educational Science for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. She joined the Sociology of Diversity Chair as a Research Assistant from March 2014 to September 2014.