A special receiver is necessary to hear the broadcasts of the
reading service. DERRS' programming cannot be heard on
Receivers are manufactured specifically for DERRS and are
unavailable for purchase on the open market. The reading
service owns all of its receivers and makes them available to
eligible print-impaired listeners at no cost to the listener.
Receivers are on permanent loan until the listener no longer has
need for the unit, at which time it must be returned to the service
A receiver application may be downloaded directly from this site
or an application may be requested by phone at 252-443-7551.
Upon receipt of a receiver application, a committee will review the
application to ascertain that the applicant qualifies. The
approved applicant will be so notified and the receiver delivered
and placed by a DERRS volunteer.