The history of Braille
Cards Dot Com began with a meeting between two friends; one
sighted and one blind. The blind friend wanted to provide
greeting cards that were available in Braille and other raised
images since 1976. The sighted friend wanted to be able to send
his blind friend an accessible braille card that he could
re-read over and over again without the assistance of a reader.
On March 4, 2000, in Lamar, Missouri, Bob Varney had the idea to
to produce braille greeting cards. Using AT&T dial up internet
service, the domain BrailleCards.com was registered. Later that
month Braillecards, LLC was created and what started out as an
idea became Bob's dream come true.