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
produce braille greeting cards. Using AT&T dial up internet
service, Patrick J. Fischer purchased and registered the domain BrailleCards.com. Later that
month Braillecards, LLC was created and what started out as an
idea became Bob's dream come true.
From Bob's idea, Braille Cards has grown and now is part of the Braille Mission
where we manage the Braille Guide Fund from the
proceeds of the sale of Braille Art and other products
which include Braille.
The idea to combine Art, Text
and Braille in an art
piece was created in 2008.
This art is called Braille Art, the Art you Touch.
collection of Braille Art can be seen and purchased at the Braille
The last few years
many braille transcribers have retired, and those jobs were not replaced.
In order to bring more people into employment
transcribing text into braille, a new line
of Braille Art has been made. With this new
Braille Art, comes a new mission which is to
take proceeds (10 Percent) from
the sale of each Braille Art piece sold and fund the
Braille Guide Fund.
The Braille Guide Fund will provide the
technology neeeded to learn braille. In
addition it will help the
individual with enrollment into the national
program to become certified.
Please visit our other websites which
are part of the Braille Mission and support the Braille Guide