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Nearly 30 first-year students arrived on July 27 to attend the New Signers Program, a two-week pre-orientation program offered 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 they will be able to communicate more effectively with RIT/NTID students, faculty and staff members who use sign language. During NSP, students also have an opportunity to explore Rochester, learn how to navigate the RIT campus, and participate in other fun activities. Here, they play an ASL fingerspelling baseball game.