Accessibility Statement  

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The National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC) aims to make our website as accessible as possible. We strive to continuously improve the website’s accessibility. 

Our Website 

Our website was built on a free version of the Gwyneth WordPress theme template, version updated on 9 February 2024. The template is compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.2 Level AA (WCAG 2.2 AA). 

The website has been tested for accessibility using the following tools and methods: 

Text and Content 

Most of the content hosted on NECIC’s website is in English and text heavy.  

Some content is also available in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese, and this is clearly stated. 

Some PDF files linked on our website are not accessible, especially those created by third party entities.  

Plain language and easy-read versions for our content is currently unavailable. 


A link contains text that clearly describes where the link will be directed to.  

All our links are directed to open in the same tab to avoid confusing people who might find new tabs disorienting. 


Alt text is added to images that contribute towards the meaning of the page. 

Images that are decorative does not have alt text. 

Alt text is a short description of an image, which is written to explain what an image is about when it cannot be viewed. 

Animations are not used on our website. 


Where possible, we include videos with closed captions or subtitles.  

Audio Recordings 

Where possible, we include transcripts for audio recordings and podcasts. Audio recordings and podcasts produced by third party entities may not include transcripts. 

Colour Contrast Toggle 

Currently, our website does not provide an option to change the colour scheme to high or low contrast colour schemes. 

When Windows High Contrast Mode is turned on, the sub-menu button (+) in the navigation menu is not visible. This issue does not occur when Windows Inverted Color mode is turned on. 

Accessibility Overlay 

Our website does not use accessibility overlays as they have been found to be unreliable and ineffective by persons with disabilities and accessibility practitioners. 

An accessibility overlay is an add-on third party source code to websites, which aims to improve the accessibility of a website. 

Accessibility Feedback 

If you have specific concerns about the accessibility of any web page on NECIC’s website, please email us at with the subject “Web Accessibility”. 

If you encounter an accessibility issue when browsing our website, please specify the: 

  1. Web page, and 
  2. Nature of the issue. 

We shall strive to make the webpage or information accessible within our capacity.