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Foundation for the Blind gives Canon USA an Award
Mark Peters : March 27th 2007 - 12:35 CET
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CanonFoundation for the Blind gives Canon USA an Award : Canon USA announced that the Company has received a 2007 Access Award from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) for the Canon imageRUNNER Voice Operation Kit. The AFB Access Award, being presented to Canon at the AFB Center on Vision Loss in Dallas, honors individuals, corporations and organizations that are eliminating or substantially reducing inequities faced by people who are blind or visually impaired. The award-winning Canon Voice Operation Kit, which enables compliance with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, allows people with vision loss to use the basic functions of a copy machine, or administer a company’s entire copy room or document production center.
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“To be recognized by the American Foundation for the Blind for our Voice Operation Kit is a true honor,” said William Reed, senior vice president and general manager, Corporate Communications Division, Canon USA, “This award underscores our commitment to improving accessibility to workplace devices for users who have visual or mobility impairments.”

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“We are thrilled that Canon is helping to make offices accessible to all employees,” said Carl Augusto, president and CEO, AFB. “We look forward to Canon’s continued work to expand the workplace possibilities for people with vision loss.” Canon offers solutions that provide easy access for users of select Canon imageRUNNER models. With the Voice Operation Kit, users with visual impairments, as well as lower and upper limb impairments, can take advantage of the ability to hear voice explanations or recognize voice commands. The imageRUNNER Voice Operation Kit is available through authorized Canon USA dealers and Canon Business Solutions.

About Canon USA
Canon USA delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2006 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2006, with global revenues of $34.9 billion in 2006.

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