Using this Site

This website has been built to be as accessible to a large a percentage of the population as possible, including those people with visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities and those using less common browsers, PDAs and mobile phones.


All web pages produced for this website are written to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard, use Cascading Style Sheets for presentation and aim to meet the “AA” conformance level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This means that this website should be able to be viewed in all modern browsers, regardless of platform or device.

Some older browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 4/5.5 and Netscape 4) do not fully comply with these web standards. A minority of our visitors still use these browsers and, as a result, will not experience the site as we have intended. They will be able to read the pages and navigate the site, but the site will look basic in comparison.

Text Size

You can use the text resize icons displayed near the top-right hand corner of the screen to change the size of the text displayed. Click the A+ icon to increase text size and click the A- icon to decrease the text size.

How to use PDF files

This site uses ‘portable document format’ (PDF) files. In order to view these documents you will need Adobe Reader software. This software is included on many systems but if it is not on yours you can go to the Adobe site and download it for free.

To install free Acrobat Reader software on your computer, download directly from the Adobe website.

The Parenting Research Centre acknowledges and respects the diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of this country and the Elders of the past, present and future.