Abstract: This paper reports on an initiative that develops a concept of teaching and learning material for hearing-impaired learners in higher learning institutions. It describes the needs for the concept. The aim of the paper is to describe about the concept that is developed through User-centered Design approach. It involves observation and interview in three seminars in gathering the components of the concept. In the three seminars, users who are the hearing-impaired learners and their teachers were involved very closely. In the end, the concept has been derived and evaluated. The evaluation further reveal that the concept has been well-accepted by the users.

Keywords: hearing-impaired, assistive, courseware.