...revolutionizing attitudes about blindness and promoting independence


The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute leads the quest to understand the real problems of blindness and to develop innovative education, technologies, products, and services that help the world's blind to achieve independence. 


Join the revolution, imagine, build, discover...


View the Jernigan Institute Brochure

Join our e-mail list for monthly updates about the Intsitute

Watch our Web-based video series Straight Talk About Vision Loss

Support the Jernigan Institute through the Imagination Fund

Help with our research


Institute Programs:


Braille Literacy

Education Resources & Programs

Independence Market

Jacobus tenBroek Research Library



Additional Information:


About the Jernigan Institute

Institute News and Calendar

Imagination Fund Brochure