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Mystic Access Podcast

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We record podcasts on assistive technology and products and services which we find of interest. We specialize in providing comprehensive tools for people who are blind and visually impaired to become empowered to maximize the use of their access technology while having fun doing it.


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We record podcasts on assistive technology and products and services which we find of interest. We specialize in providing comprehensive tools for people who are blind and visually impaired to become empowered to maximize the use of their access technology while having fun doing it.






Landing The Plane

In this special episode of the Mystic Access Podcast Chris and Kim speak with Mathieu Paquette from HumanWare all about the new victor Reader Stream 3.


Historical Water Data

In this episode of the podcast, we start by announcing the one day sale on January 25. We know it is short notice but if you listen on the day the podcast is released or the day of the 25th you can take advantage. We next give our feelings on Aira's new pricing structure. Next we discuss the Waterminder app from Funn Media. Finally we discuss two iOS apps, MyFitnessPal and My Plate, two apps that do the same thing. Why does Chris like one and Kim like the other? Thank you for being a podcast...



It's the beginning of a new year, and with a new year come some changes to Mystic access that we explain in detail in today's episode. Please listen from the beginning for all the important details, including some older products that will be saying good-bye at the end of the month. Don't worry, though. Mystic Access is still here and ready to assist you with your technology needs! Speaking of changes, we share some good news about the iOS Ring app. If you've been waiting for months for the...


Christmas Blizzard

Welcome to our last podcast of 2022. We begin by announcing the completion and immediate availability of the BlindShell audio documentation. What was suppose to be an eight-hour project became thirteen, and it's jam-packed with content for both beginning and advanced users of the phone. Visit this page to read the extensive table of contents and purchase your own copy of the BlindShell documentation. It's on sale through January 24 2023. We devote the remainder of this episode to discussing...


Meet Empty

Chris and Kim welcome Lisa to guest host on this episode. Next they have a discussion on robot vacuums. Chris talks about the RoboRock Q5 that Lisa introduced to him. They also talk about the Auto Empty Dock for the Q5. This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you purchase this product we may receive a small commission. Lisa talks about her new TOSHIBA ML-EM34P(SS) Smart Countertop Microwave and why she needed it. This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you purchase this product we may receive a...


It Works in The Dark

In this episode Chris and Kim first discuss some new website changes they hope will be beneficial. Next they give their impressions on the iPhone 14 Pro and the reasons for acquiring one. Finally they unbox the Amazon Echo Studio and give their impressions.


Charging Your Keys

In this episode Chris and Kim announce the annual black Friday Open House. You can register at htttps:// They then give updates on black Friday sales as well as the BlindShell audio tutorial. Kim takes a trip into the Mystic Access Magic Castle where she speaks with Kesel Wilson from National Braille Press about this year's holiday catalog.


Cherry Candy

In this episode Chris and Kim discuss what they did when they were recently sick to get medication delivered. They also discuss the features of the new Echo dot 5 and Echo Studio.


Watching Airplanes

In this episode Chris and Kim talk about some website changes. Reward points are back as well as a new notification sound to let customers know a notificatiion/announcement is on the screen. Next they talk about the inaccessibility of the ring app and demonstrate the Google Home app quickly with a Nest router. Chris demonstrates Flighty, an app for iOS to track flights. Finally, Kim demonstrates Slumber, an app for sleep. She says how much more accessible the app has become. Follow this link...


Mystic Access Spooktacular Announcements Edition

In this episode Chris and Kim make a few announcements for this Halloween season. First announcement is the production of a BlindShell classic 2 audio tutorial. This is a pre-order product and is slated to be released on November 15 2022. The sales are pretty scarry this year. Each week we will place two products on sale at a heavy discount. October 7, 14, 21, and 28. We next discuss our Apple AirPods virtual event. This is also a paid event to happen on October 25. Thanks so much and see...


AM Transistor Radio

In this episode Chris and Kim discuss their first impressions of the new Apple AirPods pro 2. This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you purchase this product we may receive a small commission.


Let’s Talk About Sunsets

There's lots of timely info in today's episode, plus an exciting interview in the magic castle. First, though some announcements. First, due to major time constraints and a desire to always provide you the highest quality teaching materials, we're unfortunately not having a free event during September. We're already planning the final two free events for 2022, however, and are looking forward to bringing you useful and fun topics for both October and November. Make sure you're subscribed to...


The Life Of A Voice Over Person

In this episode Chris and Kim have two follow-ups from last episode. The rest of the show is dedicated to Deanna Johnston, a voice Over and audio discription artest.


That Crow Has Flown the coop

In this episode Chris and Kim discuss lessons learned about cell phones and share their experiences while roaming. Next they talk about GPS while not following any roads as well as other miscellaneous stuff. For best listening, use headphones.


Off To Pack

In this episode Chris and Kim discuss why they had to track their own flight to NC. We also discuss StarPlayrX an accessible app to stream satellite radio. We Demo accessibility of the Philo app on iOS. Sorry Android users, it isn't accessible. Please know because of our vacation we didn't seperate this episode into chapters.


One Way Ticket

In this episode Chris and Kim have a conversation with Kesel Wilson, National Braille Press's editorial director, about the publisher's summer picks. Whether you want to increase your skills with technology, snuggle up with your kids to read a fun book, or find a helpful cheat sheet for learning more about nutrition, there's something here for you. Visit National Braille Press to check out their wide selection of braille books, magnets, and much more. We also discuss our two newest products,...



We share a lot in this episode. We start by announcing our July free event. This is going to be one of our famus open houses. The event takes place on Friday July 29 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern time. Anyone can drop in but we are making you register just to keep the bots out. Please register here. Next we talk about a situation where we were glad to have our outside cameras. We received a visit from people claming to be from our electric company. On June 30 we had an event discussing the...


Your tapping On Your Temple

In this episode we start by discussing our free event for June. We first want to apologize for taking this long to announce our free June event, but we were waiting for a package in the mail! This month, we're discussing and demoing the Envision glasses and companion app, which is available for iOS and Android. We'll discuss the glasses themselves, how to wear, charge and use them, the features available, and the accuracy of those features. Plus, we'll share any tips or issues we come across...


Mobilize Without Compromise

In this episode Chris and Kim start out with announcements. Next we discuss and demonstrate a service that assists in keeping your inbox sane. It is called SaneBox. It uses AI to sort your emails into different folders. If you'd like to sign up, please use this link. In a recent podcast Chris and Kim demonstrate some of the features of the WeWALK smart cane. Chris finds himself in the Mystic Access magic castle joined by Joe and John Markof the WeWALK team where we have a lively discussion.


This is Not Braille Stickers

This episode of the podcast is devoted to all things Braille. First, we unbox and describe a Braille keyboard from Logickeyboard. Then we talk with Alan and Michelle Malkin (a father and daughter team) all about Logickeyboard and the assistive line of keyboards they offer. Want to purchase a Braille keyboard of your own? We're delighted to be resellers for Logickeyboard, so several of their fantastic products are now available from our site. Activate this link to purchase either a Braille...