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Some files say I need Adobe Acrobat Reader to use them. What is that?

Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF identified by PDF Icon symbol) files. PDF is a universal file format that preserves all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader Exit Disclaimer Graphic from Adobe's website.

If you use the full version of Adobe™ Acrobat®, you might find that documents appear with errors on the screen. You will need to download the update files from Adobe or download files and open them from your hard drive or network. Documents should print without a problem.

What is Section 508 and how does it affect my use of the site?

Section 508 requires that when federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, federal employees with disabilities must have comparable access to and use of information and data as federal employees who have no disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. Section 508 also requires that individuals with disabilities who are members of the public seeking information or services from a federal agency have comparable access to and use of information and data as the public without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

How do I watch videos?

To view videos, you need to have a media player installed on your computer. If you have a newer computer, your machine probably came with a media player installed. If you don't have one installed, you can download a media player for free. Videos may be available in several formats: Windows Media Player, QuickTime, or RealPlayer. Click one of the links below to download the media player file you want.

I got an error message when I filled out a form. What do I do?

The most likely reason for an error message is that all mandatory fields have not been completed. Review the form to make sure that you have entered all required fields. If you have any technical problems with our website, please use our online feedback form or send an e-mail to

I saw an interesting article I think you should include on your site. What do I do?

We welcome your suggestions. Please use our Ask Our Specialist feature or e-mail your questions and/or comments to You can also notify us of a publication you cannot find in our database. Provide a complete citation (author, title, publication, date, page numbers) and Web address, if appropriate. Please include "Suggestion for Database Entry" or "Suggestion for Press Room Entry" in the subject line.

I have an event I'd like to publicize. What do I do?

You can submit events to our Events Calendar. We post a community calendar for events related to FASD, alcohol use during pregnancy, and women's issues related to alcohol use.