Statements from the Norwegian delegation
The fact that the criteria for accessibility for user with special needs got a thorough discussion and was considerably improved during the meeting, is particularly positive and will have a great impact for many user groups, says Erlend Øverby, who also manages a working group in ISO/IEC JTC 1 who also develops standards for accessibility.
We have had five really long work days. We all had big expectations for the BRM and these where met. The Norwegian delegation was well prepared and Bjørnhild Sæterøy in Standard Norway did an excellent job in expressing the Norwegian delegation’s common views, says Shahzad Rana in Microsoft Norway.
Considering the complexity and attention around the meeting there is nothing to point at regarding the execution of the meeting. Now, the ISO/IEC secretariat will ensure that all proposals for improvement from the BRM will be included, says Bjørnhild Sæterøy from Standard Norway.
We hope that all the attention around the standardization of OOXML will lead the ICT-sector in Norway to see the importance of participating in future standardization work. Most of our comments got a thorough run-trough during the meeting in Geneva, says Knut Sebastian Tungland in StatoilHydro.