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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.

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.


Buffalo , NY


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.






Never Say Never

Because it's a bran new year we wanted to focus on ways to renew yourself in today's episode. But first, we have some special announcements. The Mystic Access shop now has the ability to tell you whether you've purchased a product in the past, so you won't accidentally buy it again unless you intend to. Just read carefully when you're adding products to your cart to make sure you're not re-purchasing something by mistake. More details are shared in the episode. Our podcast site now has its...


Welcome 2022

This is just a short audio message to welcome everyone to 2022. May it be a great one.


The Woodturner’s Waltz

This episode introduces the new, hopefully much-simplified, Mystic Access multi-step checkout process. Chris shows you what it's like to check out as both a new and existing customer. We hope this makes your shopping experience with us easier and more pleasant. If you'd still rather call to order, we understand, and you always have that option should you prefer. We also end the year with a castle interview with Ray Wright, a totally blind woodturner. We hope you enjoy our fascinating...


Snow Cone

In this episode we first provide you with a few important announcements, including items about holiday shipping deadlines and Mystic Access closing dates. We also share our featured product of the month for December, which is our comprehensive Android audio documentation. It's twenty percent off through the end of the year. Our main event this time around is a magic castle discussion with National Braille Press's editor and programs manager Kesel Wilson, and customer service representative...


The Wonders Of Duct Tape

This episode contains our annual recipe / gratitude edition of the podcast. Kim shares this yummy holiday fruit salad, while Lisa joins us to share this simple and tasty pumpkin pie which was a big hit with her family at Thanksgiving dinner. We also share about something unfortunate that occurred at our day-after-Thanksgiving open house, and the steps we're taking as a result. We discuss some site changes, as well, which we hope will make using Mystic Access a simpler and more enjoyable...


Roy G Biv

We have multiple new goodies to share about in today's episode. In addition to the cool new medical products we're selling in collaboration with GuideLights and Gadgets, we have three fun new hardware products for the holidays, any or all of which would make excellent stocking stuffers for yourself or someone you love. They include high-quality nylon braided mini USB cables sold as a pack of two, a package of seven magnetic silicon cable ties, and a sturdy metal desk caddy that would be...


The Gremlins Are Out

this episode features our colleague Barry Scheur of GuideLights and Gadgets to discuss the newest collaboration between our companies. We're now offering three medical grade talking products including a non-contact thermometer, blood pressure monitor, and oximeter. Each is accurate, afordable, and includes brief but thorough documentation You'll hear both the oximeter and thermometer demonstrated in this episode. Activate this link to learn more about each product. You get a discount if you...


Immersed In The Game

In this episode Chris and Kim first announce the event for October 28 on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Next we talk about Chris's position working with BlindShell. We than have a discussion on different ways to make your workspace a better place to work. Finally we discuss an issue we had with Shipt and a Doordash ddelivery.


All That Goes To Health

In this episode Chris discusses a new sleep mask he purchased that has a slleep timer function, and it is accessible. Chris and Kim then talk about some apps for iOS that can assist in tracking health data. These apps are: FitPort, iBreathe and CardioBot. Thank you so much for being a podcast listener.


The Mystic Access Magic Closet

We begin with a reminder about some upcoming events. On Thursday, September 30, Lisa Salinger joins us for a discussion of the new changes and updates in iOS 15. This is our monthly free event, and is open to everyone. Just make sure you're on our Events mailing list to get the joining info. Beginning October 4 learn about the various ways to listen to and enjoy podcasts. This four-week class includes a live Q&A session, as well as a mailing list for interacting with other participants....


We Couldn’t Even Find Our Kitchen

We're so excited to share about two bran new events happening in October. If you'd like to learn various ways to discover, subscribe to, and listen to podcasts on a variety of platforms and through multiple methods, we're offering a four-week event packed with demos and helpful info. Are you frustrated trying to manually put a podcast feed on your specialized player? Are you wondering what a feed even is? Do you want to know what exactly to say to your voice assistant to bring up a podcast?...


A Little Bit Clippy

we have a special intro to open this week's episode which we hope you'll enjoy. We then jump into a reminder about this week's upcoming event on entertainment and cleaning options for the smart home. If you're ready to make your home smarter, more convenient, or more fun, you may enjoy attending the event at 8:30 PM ET on August 26, or downloading it afterwards when it's available. All joining info will be mailed to our free Events list a couple days prior. Join the Events list from any page...


Better Than Black Friday

We have exciting news to begin this episode. We're celebrating our upcoming wedding with the biggest discount on audio documentation we ever plan to offer. On Wednesday, August 11 only, we're giving you a crazy forty percent discount on all digital documentation. If you're new to us and want to try out a particular Mystic Access product for yourself, or you've been waiting to buy that one thing you can't wait to learn, this is your chance! The discount will be applied automatically online,...


Stadium Girl

We begin today's episode by discussing our upcoming July event. Because there's so much to say, and we haven't talked about this topic in so long, this will be part one of a two-part event. Part two will occur in August. we're discussing the smart home; namely security, comfort and cooking in your home, and the appliances that can improve those areas or make them more convenient. Topics will include how to use, configure and otherwise enjoy relevant apps and hardware. To receive joining...


Suck Up An SD Card

In this episode we announce July's free event. We than discuss the Wyze Robot Vacuum with LIDAR Mapping Technology. Chris gives his impressions and Chris and kim compare it to other vacuums. Next Chris describes the LC-dolida Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Sleep Mask and Kim gives her thoughts on Chris's mask and the one Kim uses. Here is the link to the podcast where Kim demonstrates her sleep mask. We hope you enjoy the podcast!


The Picturesque Front Porch Edition

Welcome to today's episode from my front porch in the beautiful NC mountains. Yes, Chris and I are physically together for this one. There's a lot of fun discussion in addition to some beautiful ambient sounds, so it's all best enjoyed with good stereo headphones, if possible. We primarily discuss our visit to the Historic Carson House,and our wonderful tour led by its executive director, Martha. We discuss some of the amazing artifacts we saw, and touched... yikes, and our impressions of...


Coffee And Keyboards Don’t Mix

In this episode Chris and Kim remind listeners about the upcoming class on the 24th of June. They then discuss an accident Kim had with her mechanical gaming keyboard. They then discuss and demonstrate a sound bar for the computer that has Bluetooth 5.0. Thank you so much for being a podcast listener.


It Was So Dead It Couldn’t Ding

Welcome to another episode. We're actually ahead of the eight ball this month, as we're happy to announce June's free class already. This one is about travel and leisure in the time of, hopefully, heading towards post Covid. What do you need to travel safely? How do you know when to wear a mask? We'll discuss the accessibility of travel and transportation, as well. For all the information you'll need to join us, please make sure you're signed up for our free Events one-way mailing list. All...


Probably A Blurry Photo

Chris and Kim dedicate this episode to the SuperSense app for iOS and Android. They demonstrate how it works and then are joined in the castle by Shane Lowe the Community Operations manager. They had a blast hanging in the castle with Shane.


A Crowded Castle

In this episode Chris and Kim first announce May's free event. They then share their Covid19 vaccination experiences. Finally, they devote the remainder of the episode revealing the surprise they hinted about in the last couple of episodes. Enjoy!