Help Visioneer Support Autism Awareness | Visioneer

PLEASANTON, Calif., Nov 12, 2012 – Few disorders are as devastating to a child and his or her family as Autism. Visioneer today announced a commitment to support autism research through their “Where There Is A Need Program”. According to research published by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States and more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.

How Our Customers Can Help

For every customer who registers a Visioneer or Xerox® DocuMate® scanner through December 31, 2012, Visioneer will donate $1 on their behalf. Customers can easily register their scanner at or clicking on the “Register Your Product” link, and filling out a short form. Registering a new scanner will also keep customers current on special product offerings, tips on how to best use their scanner, driver updates, and to receive all warranty benefits.

“The goal of Where There Is A Need is to embrace responsibility for our company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through our activities,” said Greg Elder, Visioneer’s CFO and Sustainability Officer. “This quarter we applaud our employees and their families who are participating in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks 5K.”

Where There Is A Need is a philanthropic program that will help worthy organizations across the globe that provide assistance to people and places in need. Both Visioneer and our customers can now have a direct impact on helping individuals in need around the world. To keep up with the current need that is being helped each quarter by this program, visit or follow us on Facebook.

About Autism

Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed over $180 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 95 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships and related activities in over 40 countries on 5 continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit

About Visioneer

Visioneer provides a broad range of scanning solutions for the desktop, distributed and departmental document imaging markets as well as the mobile and remote business scanning segments. In 2003, Visioneer combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition to develop the Xerox® DocuMate® product line. Visioneer and Xerox DocuMate high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions offer users speed, image quality, advanced paper handling and ease-of-use with exclusive Visioneer OneTouch® technology. For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, visit, or For open commentary and industry perspectives visit,

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