Journal History

The Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research (JBIR) was launched in 2010 to stimulate greater participation in the development, testing, and evaluation of innovative practices in the field of work with the blind. JBIR has grown out of the grassroots work of the National Federation of the Blind and therefore is rooted in the community of blind individuals and their families.  This journal is intended to be a rigorous research journal that brings together all stakeholders (academics, practicioners, and consumers) in order to drive innovation in the field. While the journal has been spearheaded by the National Federation of the Blind, JBIR is intended to be a collaboration of universities, organizations, and other supporters interested in advancing quality evidence based practice in our field. The journal is free and open to everyone. All actors in the field are encouraged to submit manuscripts and register as reviewers.