New Signers Program

The New Signers Program (NSP) is an optional one credit, two-week pre-orientation program offered on a first come, first served basis to newly accepted deaf and hard-of-hearing students who have little or no prior skills in American Sign Language. This program is designed to help students learn basic sign skills, so that students will be able to communicate more effectively with RIT/NTID students, faculty and staff members who use sign language. In addition to sign language instruction, students also will receive an introduction to Deaf culture and deaf awareness. More.