The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education

Retrospectively treating a classroom to meet new SEN acoustic standards

Shane Cryer, Ecophon

This workshop looked at how best to retrospectively treat a classroom to meet the new SEN acoustic standards, which have replaced BB93. Shane considered both full suspended acoustic ceilings vs acoustic raft options (where thermal activation is required), and the likely installed budgets.

Other factors such as ceiling height against floor area will be examined using examples from Nottingham and Jordanstown SEN schools. We will also look at speech intelligibility, especially with the demise of RASTI, and how this can play role in promoting inclusion.

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